By Ezra Cappell
In American Talmud, Ezra Cappell redefines the style of Jewish American fiction and locations it squarely in the higher context of yank literature. Cappell departs from the traditional technique of defining Jewish American authors exclusively when it comes to their ethnic origins and sociological constructs, and as a substitute contextualizes their fiction in the theological background of Jewish tradition. by way of intentionally emphasizing ancient and ethnographic hyperlinks to religions, spiritual texts, and traditions, Cappell demonstrates that twentieth-century and modern Jewish American fiction writers were codifying a brand new Talmud, an American Talmud, and argues that the literary creation of Jews in the US could be obvious as yet one more level of rabbinic remark at the scriptural inheritance of the Jewish people.
“This learn helpfully classifies a lifestyle of yank literature.” — American Jewish History
“Ezra Cappell’s American Talmud is a courageous book.” — American Literary Scholarship
“The query of the Jewishness of Jewish American writers is the relevant query of the style, and Cappell tackles this question head on. Cappell’s incisive, clever, and totally convincing exam of the theological underpinnings of the modern Jewish American mind's eye would definitely need to be reckoned with because it cuts opposed to the grain of a lot modern literary feedback within the field.” — Andrew Furman, writer of Israel during the Jewish-American mind's eye: A Survey of Jewish-American Literature on Israel, 1928–1995
“With either authority and a unprecedented form of scholarly readability, Cappell connects the problems of Jewish modernity—identity, reminiscence, nature of evil, function of God in history—between Talmud and postmodernity in the USA. This publication not just makes the case for the continued behavior of Jewish American writers to revisit their non secular data, but additionally for cultural reviews to incorporate the sedimentation of spiritual tradition in its historicizing of yank culture.” — Gloria L. Cronin, coeditor of Jewish American and Holocaust Literature: illustration within the Postmodern World
Ezra Cappell is Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Inter-American Jewish stories software on the collage of Texas at El Paso.
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American Talmud: The Cultural Work of Jewish American Fiction (SUNY series in Modern Jewish Literature and Culture) by Ezra Cappell