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The Resource The Jewish persona in the European imagination : a case of Russian literature, Leonid Livak

The Jewish persona in the European imagination : a case of Russian literature, Leonid Livak

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The Jewish persona in the European imagination : a case of Russian literature
Title
The Jewish persona in the European imagination
Title remainder
a case of Russian literature
Statement of responsibility
Leonid Livak
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book proposes that the idea of the Jews in European cultures has little to do with actual Jews, but rather is derived from the conception of Jews as Christianity's paradigmatic Other, eternally reenacting their morally ambiguous New Testament role as the Christ-bearing and -killing chosen people of God. Through new readings of canonical Russian literary texts by Gogol, Turgenev, Chekhov, Babel, and others, the author argues that these European writers--Christian, secular, and Jewish--based their representation of Jews on the Christian exegetical tradition of anti-Judaism. Indeed, Livak disputes the classification of some Jewish writers as belonging to "Jewish literature," arguing that such an approach abscures these writers' debt to European literary traditions and their ambivalence about their Jewishness
  • This work seeks to move the study of Russian literature, and Russian-Jewish literature in particular, down a new path. It will stir up controversy around Christian-Jewish cultural interaction; the representation of otherness in European arts and folklore; modern Jewish experience; and Russian literature and culture. --Book Jacket
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Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
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Livak, Leonid
Dewey number
891.709/3529924
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PG3015.5.J49
LC item number
L58 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Russian literature
  • Russian literature
  • Jews in literature
  • Antisemitism in literature
  • Christianity and antisemitism
Label
The Jewish persona in the European imagination : a case of Russian literature, Leonid Livak
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
"The jews" in Christian Theology and Myth -- Archetypal Elaboration -- Animal Symbols and Human Types -- The Semiotics of the "jewish" Body -- "Taras Bul'ba" in Context -- The Theology of Archetypes in "Taras Bul'ba" -- The Opponent -- The Eschatology of "Taras Bul'ba" -- The Temptation of Taras -- The Helper -- Liberalism, Modernity, and Semi(o)tic Chaos -- Ivan Turgenev's Crime and Punishment -- Uncle Iankel's Cabin -- Of Chekhov and Garlic -- Reb Goethe and the Problematics of Russian-Jewish Authorship -- Isaak Babel's Portrait of the Artist as a Former Jew -- Writing and Reading in the Margins: Iurii Fel'zen's Significant Absences
Control code
555650391
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 498 pages
Isbn
9780804770552
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010018633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)555650391
Label
The Jewish persona in the European imagination : a case of Russian literature, Leonid Livak
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
"The jews" in Christian Theology and Myth -- Archetypal Elaboration -- Animal Symbols and Human Types -- The Semiotics of the "jewish" Body -- "Taras Bul'ba" in Context -- The Theology of Archetypes in "Taras Bul'ba" -- The Opponent -- The Eschatology of "Taras Bul'ba" -- The Temptation of Taras -- The Helper -- Liberalism, Modernity, and Semi(o)tic Chaos -- Ivan Turgenev's Crime and Punishment -- Uncle Iankel's Cabin -- Of Chekhov and Garlic -- Reb Goethe and the Problematics of Russian-Jewish Authorship -- Isaak Babel's Portrait of the Artist as a Former Jew -- Writing and Reading in the Margins: Iurii Fel'zen's Significant Absences
Control code
555650391
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 498 pages
Isbn
9780804770552
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010018633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)555650391

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