SCHOCKEN BOOKS INC: September 2016
This unprecedented collection brings together the major Jewish American writers of the past fifty years as they examine issues of identity and how they ve made their work respond.
E.L. Doctorow questions the very notion of the Jewish American writer, insisting that all great writing is secular and universal. Allegra Goodman embraces the categorization, arguing that it immediately binds her to her readers. Dara Horn, among the youngest of these writers, describes the tendency of Jewish writers to focus on anti-Semitism and advocates a more creative and positive way of telling the Jewish sto... View More...