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An imposing literary figure in America and Europe during the first half of the twentieth century, Ludwig Lewisohn (1882-1955) struggled with feelings of alienation in Christian America that were gradually resolved by his developing Jewish identity, a process reflected in hundreds of works of fiction, literary analysis, and social criticism. This second volume portrays Lewisohn's last decades as an outspoken opponent of Nazi Germany, a leading promoter of Jewish resettlement in Palestine, a member of Brandeis University's first faculty, and one of the earliest voices advocating Jewish renewal in America. Despite his activism, Lewisohn was no longer welcome in Zionist circles by 1948 as a result of his "unacceptable" opinions concerning British intransigence, organizational politics, and, particularly, Jewish cultural and religious decline. However, the invitation to join the newly established Brandeis University as its only full professor provided him with the opportunity he sought to contribute to the reshaping of American Jewry. Lewisohn's efforts would later bear fruit in the Jewish renewal movement of the next generation.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Preface
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Part 3: Thelma
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  1. 28. Return to America
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  1. 29. A Jewish Voice
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  1. 30. For Zion's Sake
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  1. 31. Into the Wilderness
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  1. Part 4: Edna
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  1. 32. Circus of Fantasies
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  1. 33. Deeper and Higher
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  1. 34. Vita Nuova
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  1. 35. In Heaven's Name
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  1. 36. Damning Assertions
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  1. 37. Painfully Awake
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  1. 38. Desert Journey
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  1. 39. Violent Insecurities
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  1. Part 5: Louise
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  1. 40. Holocaust Revealed
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  1. 41. Refuge at Brandeis
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  1. 42. Implications of Faith
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  1. 43. Modern Enslavements
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  1. 44. Struggle for Jewish Renewal
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  1. 45. A Dangerous Kind of Ignorance
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  1. 46. The Hour Is Late
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  1. 47. On Some Tomorrow
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  1. Notes
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814345030
Related ISBN
9780814345047
MARC Record
OCLC
1056689244
Launched on MUSE
2018-10-14
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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