By Ezra Cappell
Seems on the function of Jewish American fiction within the higher context of yankee culture.
In American Talmud, Ezra Cappell redefines the style of Jewish American fiction and areas it squarely in the better context of yankee literature. Cappell departs from the normal technique of defining Jewish American authors completely by way of their ethnic origins and sociological constructs, and as a substitute contextualizes their fiction in the theological background of Jewish tradition. via intentionally emphasizing historic 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 USA will be obvious as yet another level of rabbinic statement at the scriptural inheritance of the Jewish humans.
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