Abstract

Allison Schachter’s Diasporic Modernisms remaps the locations, conditions, and origins of Yiddish and Hebrew modernisms. She demonstrates how a focus on literary representations of exile and return to a national homeland occludes linguistically-based communities located across Europe and North America, where interactions between traditional and secular Jewish cultures, as well as between Jewish and non-Jewish avant-garde writers, led to Hebrew and Yiddish literary innovations. The book looks to writings by S.Y. Abramovitsh, Yosef Chaim Brenner, Dovid Bergelson, Leah Goldberg, Kadia Molodowsky, and Gabriel Preil to establish an alternative narrative of diasporic Jewish communities and literary aesthetics.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1464
Print ISSN
0022-281X
Pages
pp. 190-193
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-11
Open Access
No
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