Facing Black and Jew

Facing Black and Jew

Literature as Public Space in Twentieth-century America

eBook - 1999
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Cambridge Univ Pr
Adam Zachary Newton couples works of prose fiction by African American and Jewish American authors from Henry Roth and Ralph Ellison to Philip Roth and David Bradley. Reading the work of such writers alongside and through one another, Newton offers an original way of juxtaposing two major traditions in American literature and rethinking their sometimes vexing relationship. Newton combines Emmanuel Levinas' ethical philosophy and Walter Benjamin's theory of allegory in shaping an innovative kind of ethical-political criticism. A final chapter addresses the Black/Jewish dimension of the O. J. Simpson trial.
Reading the work of African American and Jewish American authors alongside and through one another.

Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
ISBN: 9780511483196
0511483198
9780511117596
0511117590
9780521658706
0521658705
9780521651066
0521651069
9780511006159
0511006152
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1 online resource (xviii, 218 pages)

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