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The Resource Jewish pasts, German fictions : history, memory, and minority culture in Germany, 1824-1955, Jonathan Skolnik

Jewish pasts, German fictions : history, memory, and minority culture in Germany, 1824-1955, Jonathan Skolnik

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Jewish pasts, German fictions : history, memory, and minority culture in Germany, 1824-1955
Title
Jewish pasts, German fictions
Title remainder
history, memory, and minority culture in Germany, 1824-1955
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Jonathan Skolnik
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Language
eng
Summary
Jewish Pasts, German Fictions is the first comprehensive study of how German-Jewish writers used images from the Spanish-Jewish past to define their place in German culture and society. Jonathan Skolnik argues that Jewish historical fiction was a form of cultural memory that functioned as a parallel to the modern, demythologizing project of secular Jewish history writing. What did it imply for a minority to imagine its history in the majority language? Skolnik makes the case that the answer lies in the creation of a German-Jewish minority culture in which historical fiction played a central role. After Hitler's rise to power in 1933, Jewish writers and artists, both in Nazi Germany and in exile, employed images from the Sephardic past to grapple with the nature of fascism, the predicament of exile, and the destruction of European Jewry in the Holocaust. The book goes on to show that this past not only helped Jews to make sense of the nonsense, but served also as a window into the hopes for integration and fears about assimilation that preoccupied German-Jewish writers throughout most of the nineteenth century. Ultimately, Skolnik positions the Jewish embrace of German culture not as an act of assimilation but rather a reinvention of Jewish identity and historical memory. --Publisher's website
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CSt/DLC
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1967-
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Skolnik, Jonathan
Dewey number
833.009/3529924
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PT749.J4
LC item number
S56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture
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  • Jews in literature
  • Jewish historical fiction, German
  • German fiction
  • German fiction
  • Collective memory and literature
  • Sephardim in literature
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Jewish pasts, German fictions : history, memory, and minority culture in Germany, 1824-1955, Jonathan Skolnik
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-255) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : Jewish cultural memory and the German historical novel -- Jewish history under the sign of secularization : Berthold Auerbach's Spinoza (1837) -- "Who learns history from Heine?" : Wissenschaft des Judentums and Heinrich Heine's Der Rabbi von Bacherach (1840) -- Minority culture in the age of the nation : Jewish historical fiction in nineteenth-century Germany -- German modernism and Jewish memory : Else Lasker-Schüler's Der Wunderrabbiner von Barcelona (1921) -- "Where books are burned" : Jewish memories of inquisition and expulsion in Nazi Germany and in exile -- Epilogue : post-Holocaust echoes
Control code
864676607
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 260 pages
Isbn
9780804786072
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013042647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)864676607
Label
Jewish pasts, German fictions : history, memory, and minority culture in Germany, 1824-1955, Jonathan Skolnik
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : Jewish cultural memory and the German historical novel -- Jewish history under the sign of secularization : Berthold Auerbach's Spinoza (1837) -- "Who learns history from Heine?" : Wissenschaft des Judentums and Heinrich Heine's Der Rabbi von Bacherach (1840) -- Minority culture in the age of the nation : Jewish historical fiction in nineteenth-century Germany -- German modernism and Jewish memory : Else Lasker-Schüler's Der Wunderrabbiner von Barcelona (1921) -- "Where books are burned" : Jewish memories of inquisition and expulsion in Nazi Germany and in exile -- Epilogue : post-Holocaust echoes
Control code
864676607
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 260 pages
Isbn
9780804786072
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013042647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)864676607

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