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The Resource The 'Jewish question' in German literature, 1749-1939 : emancipation and its discontents, Ritchie Robertson

The 'Jewish question' in German literature, 1749-1939 : emancipation and its discontents, Ritchie Robertson

Label
The 'Jewish question' in German literature, 1749-1939 : emancipation and its discontents
Title
The 'Jewish question' in German literature, 1749-1939
Title remainder
emancipation and its discontents
Statement of responsibility
Ritchie Robertson
Title variation
Emancipation and its discontents
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The 'Jewish Question' in German Literature, 1749-1939 is an erudite and searching literary study of the uneasy position of the Jews in Germany and Austria from the first pleas for Jewish emancipation during the Enlightenment to the eve of the Holocaust. Trying to avoid hindsight, and drawing on a wide range of literary texts, Ritchie Robertson offers a close examination of attempts to construct a Jewish identity suitable for an increasingly secular world. He examines both literary portrayals of Jews by Gentile writers - whether antisemitic, friendly, or ambivalent - and efforts to reinvent Jewish identities by the Jews themselves, in response to antisemitism culminating in Zionism. Robertson's new work will prove stimulating for anyone interested in the modern Jewish experience, as well as for scholars and students of German fiction, prose, and political culture."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robertson, Ritchie
Dewey number
830.9/35203924
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135.G33
LC item number
R53 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Public opinion
  • Antisemitism
  • Jews in literature
  • Jews
  • Germany
Label
The 'Jewish question' in German literature, 1749-1939 : emancipation and its discontents, Ritchie Robertson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [505]-520) 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
German Jewry before emancipation -- How the enlightenment saw the Jews -- Lessing and toleration -- Emancipation: Dohm versus Humboldt -- Moses Mendelssohn and the rational Jew -- Mendelssohn's legacy -- Jews and liberalism in the nineteenth century -- Schnitzler: liberalism and irony -- The European humanism of Stefan Zweig -- Freud: science versus religion -- Varieties of antisemitism -- Literary images of the Jew -- The meaning of assimilation -- Self-hatred -- Hyperacculturation -- The Jewish Renaissance -- The Eastern Jews -- The Jew as Oriental -- Zionism
Control code
40990212
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 534 pages
Isbn
9780198186311
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
99022780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The 'Jewish question' in German literature, 1749-1939 : emancipation and its discontents, Ritchie Robertson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [505]-520) 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
German Jewry before emancipation -- How the enlightenment saw the Jews -- Lessing and toleration -- Emancipation: Dohm versus Humboldt -- Moses Mendelssohn and the rational Jew -- Mendelssohn's legacy -- Jews and liberalism in the nineteenth century -- Schnitzler: liberalism and irony -- The European humanism of Stefan Zweig -- Freud: science versus religion -- Varieties of antisemitism -- Literary images of the Jew -- The meaning of assimilation -- Self-hatred -- Hyperacculturation -- The Jewish Renaissance -- The Eastern Jews -- The Jew as Oriental -- Zionism
Control code
40990212
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 534 pages
Isbn
9780198186311
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
99022780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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