Jews in Literature Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Antler, Joyce. Talking Back: Images of Jewish Women in American Popular Culture. Hanover, N.H. Brandeis University Press, 1998, 301 p.

Collection of essays that explores the image of Jewish women in film, television, literature, and the culture at large.

Ben-Joseph, Eli. Aesthetic Persuasion: Henry James, the Jews, and Race. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, Inc., 252 p.

Explores Henry James's attitude toward Jews and the question of race in the contexts of his work, society, and history.

Clendinnen, Inga. Reading the Holocaust. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1999, 227 p.

Examines the experience of the Holocaust from both the victims' and the perpetrators' points of view using an historical and anthropological approach.

Cohen, Arthur A. The American Imagination after the War: Notes on the Novel, Jews, and Hope. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1981, 36 p.

Discusses the works of Jewish writers in the post-World War II United States, focusing on their response to their jewishness and to the Holocaust experience.

Gross, John. Shylock: Four Hundred Years in the Life of a Legend. London: Chatto & Windus, 1992, 355 p.

Explores the origin, development, continuing use, and ramifications of the Shylock figure in literature.

Harap, Louis. Creative Awakening: The Jewish Presence in Twentieth-Century American Literature, 1900-1940s. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987, 196 p.

Comprehensive survey of Jewish writers and their works in America in the first half of the twentieth century.

Parry, Ann. “Idioms for the Unrepresentable: Post-War Fiction and the Shoah.” Journal of European Studies 27, no. 4 (December 1997): 417-32.

Focuses on European writers' search for a language and a form in which to depict the Holocaust in their works.

Ricks, Christopher. T. S. Eliot and Prejudice. London: Faber and Faber, 1988, 290 p.

Detailed exploration of T. S. Eliot's portrayal of and attitude—conscious and unconscious—toward Jews as seen through his writings.

Roskies, David G. Against the Apocalypse: Responses to Catastrophe in Modern Jewish Culture. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1984, 374 p.

Examines the response of Jewish writers to the Holocaust in the contexts of literature, history, society, and psychology.