The Jewish Persona in the European Imagination : a Case of Russian Literature.

This book argues that the representation of Jews in European literature has little to do with actual, human Jews, but rather is derived from the conception of Jews as Christianity's paradigmatic Other, eternally reenacting their morally ambiguous New Testament role as the Christ-bearing and -ki...

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Main Author: Livak, Leonid
Format: eBook
Published: Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2010.
Series:Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture
Online Access:Click for online access
Table of Contents:
  • Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Note on Transliteration and Translation; Introduction: The Western Wall of Russian Literature; I. The Generative Model of "the jews"; II. How Gogol's Iankel' Is Made; III. The Discreet Pleasures of Liberalism; IV. Concerto for Flute Without Orchestra; Notes; Works Cited; Index.