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New essays on Call it sleep / edited by Hana Wirth-Nesher. [electronic resource]

Publication:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Series:
American Novel.
The American novel
The American novel New essays on Call it sleep
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (viii, 192 p. ) ill. ;
Subjects:
Roth, Henry, 1906-1995. Call it sleep.
Modernism (Literature) -- United States.
Jews in literature.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books
Language:
English
Summary:
Henry Roth's Call It Sleep, praised when it first appeared in the 1930s, neglected for decades and reissued to wide acclaim in the 1960s, has been hailed, finally, as the finest Jewish-American novel of the first half of the century and one of the richest modernist novels to appear in America. The introduction by Hana Wirth-Nesher locates the novel in its cultural context and in terms of contemporary debates about ethnic literature, minority writing, and the problem of representativeness. Thus, the volume sets out to consider Roth's hybrid status - as an American writer, a Jewish writer, and a European modernist.
Contents:
The many myths of Henry Roth / Leslie Fiedler
Shifting urbanscape : Roth's "private" New York / Mario Materassi
The classic of disinheritance / Ruth Wisse
Henry Roth in Nighttown, or, Containing Ulysses / Brian McHale
Roth's Call it sleep : modernism on the Lower East Side / Karen R. Lawrence
"A world somewhere, somewhere else" : language, nostalgic mournfulness, and urban immigrant family romance in Call it sleep / Werner Sollors.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-192).
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Contributor:
Wirth-Nesher, Hana, 1948-
ISBN:
1-139-17268-9
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