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The Jewish American Novel
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Philippe Codde provides a comparative cultural analysis of the unprecedented success of the Jewish novel in the postwar United States by situating the process and event in the context of three closely-related American cultural movements: the popularity in the US of French philosophical and literary existentialism, the increasing visibility of the Holocaust in US-American life, and the advent of radical theology.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-9
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  1. Part One: The Jewish American Novel in Its Cultural Context
  2. pp. 11-12
  1. Chapter One. The Polysystem Theory and Discourse Analysis
  2. pp. 13-31
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  1. Chapter Two. The US-American Political System and the Discursive Construction of the Holocaust
  2. pp. 32-50
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  1. Chapter Three. The US-American Religious System and Radical or Death-of-God Theology
  2. pp. 51-62
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  1. Chapter Four. The US-American Philosophical System and French Existentialism
  2. pp. 63-74
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  1. Chapter Five. The US-American Literary System and the Jewish Renaissance
  2. pp. 75-85
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  1. Chapter Six. French Existentialist Discourse
  2. pp. 86-120
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  1. Part Two: The French Existentialist Repertoire in the Jewish American Novel
  2. pp. 121-122
  1. Chapter Seven: Saul Bellow: Progenitor of the US-American Existentialist Model
  2. pp. 123-159
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  1. Chapter Eight. Bernard Malamud: Existentialist Rebels
  2. pp. 160-192
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  1. Chapter Nine. Edward Lewis Wallant: Affirmative Holocaust Fiction
  2. pp. 193-205
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  1. Chapter Ten. Isaac Rosenfeld: The Novel of Alienation
  2. pp. 206-215
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  1. Chapter Eleven. Daniel Stern: Touching the Void
  2. pp. 216-225
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  1. Chapter Twelve. Jonathan Baumbach: Born into This Nightmare
  2. pp. 226-235
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  1. Chapter Thirteen. Norma Rosen: Imagining Sisyphus Happy
  2. pp. 236-248
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 249-254
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 255-276
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 277-279
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