Abstract

The Jew has been and remains one of the most potent figures in Western culture. In Muriel Rukeyser's poetry, Jewish figuration joins with other central involvements of hers—feminist, leftist, historical, poetic—in complex relationships that raise vital questions about the constitution of identity and the way the Jew both symbolizes and enacts challenges of difference and continuities of commitment.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1565-5288
Print ISSN
0793-8934
Pages
pp. 199-226
Launched on MUSE
2010-06-19
Open Access
No
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