A Hundred Acres of America: The Geography of Jewish American by PDF

ISBN-10: 081358969X

ISBN-13: 9780813589695

Jewish writers have lengthy had a feeling of position within the usa, and interpretations of yank geography have seemed in Jewish American literature from the colonial period ahead. yet troublingly, scholarship on Jewish American literary background frequently limits itself to an immigrant version, situating the Jewish American literary canon firmly and inescapably one of the immigrant authors and early environments of the early 20th century. In A Hundred Acres of America, Michael Hoberman combines literary historical past and geography to revive Jewish American writers to their roles as severe contributors of the yankee literary panorama from the 1850s to the current, and to argue that Jewish historical past, American literary heritage, and the inhabitation of yankee geography are, and consistently were, contiguous entities.  

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