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The Resource Inventing the Israelite : Jewish fiction in nineteenth-century France, Maurice Samuels

Inventing the Israelite : Jewish fiction in nineteenth-century France, Maurice Samuels

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Inventing the Israelite : Jewish fiction in nineteenth-century France
Title
Inventing the Israelite
Title remainder
Jewish fiction in nineteenth-century France
Statement of responsibility
Maurice Samuels
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Maurice Samuels brings to light a series of little-known works of literature produced from 1830 to 1870 by the first generation of Jews born as French citizens. These writers, Samuels asserts, used fiction as a laboratory to experiment with new forms of Jewish identity relevant to the modern world. In their stories and novels, they responded to the stereotypical depictions of Jews in French culture while creatively adapting the forms and genres of the French literary tradition. They also offered innovative solutions to the central dilemmas of Jewish modernity in the French context - including the question of how to reconcile their particular identities as Jews with the universalizing demands of the French revolutionary tradition." "The solutions these authors advocate range from complete assimilation to a modern brand of orthodoxy. But while the form and content of their fiction varied greatly, these writers collectively illustrate the creativity of a community in the face of unprecedented upheaval. Moreover, as the first examples of "ethnic fiction" in French, their writing offers a unique historical perspective on some of the central problems facing France today, such as the effort to reconcile religious values with public life and the place of minorities within French culture."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
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Samuels, Maurice
Dewey number
843/.7098924044
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ637.J4
LC item number
S26 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • French fiction
  • French fiction
  • Judaism and literature
  • Jews in literature
Label
Inventing the Israelite : Jewish fiction in nineteenth-century France, Maurice Samuels
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : out of the archive -- Romantic exoticism : Eugénie Foa and the dilemmas of assimilation -- Between realism and idealism : Ben-Lévi and the reformist impulse -- A conservative renegade : Ben Baruch and neo-orthodoxy -- Village tales : Alexandre Weill and mosaic monotheism -- Ghetto fiction : Daniel Stauben, David Schornstein, and the uses of the Jewish past -- Conclusion : Proust's progenitors
Control code
396198104
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 323 pages
Isbn
9780804763844
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009023661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)396198104
Label
Inventing the Israelite : Jewish fiction in nineteenth-century France, Maurice Samuels
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : out of the archive -- Romantic exoticism : Eugénie Foa and the dilemmas of assimilation -- Between realism and idealism : Ben-Lévi and the reformist impulse -- A conservative renegade : Ben Baruch and neo-orthodoxy -- Village tales : Alexandre Weill and mosaic monotheism -- Ghetto fiction : Daniel Stauben, David Schornstein, and the uses of the Jewish past -- Conclusion : Proust's progenitors
Control code
396198104
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 323 pages
Isbn
9780804763844
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009023661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)396198104

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