Jewish literatures and cultures : context and intertext / Anita Norich -- From continuity to contiguity : thoughts on the theory of Jewish literature / Dan Miron -- Beyond influence : toward a new historiographic paradigm / Michael L. Satlow -- Hellenistic Judaism : myth or reality? / Gabriele Boccaccini -- "He was renowned to the ends of the earth" (1 Maccabees 3:9) : Judaism and Hellenism in 1 Maccabees / Martha Himmelfarb -- Roman statues, rabbis, and Greco-Roman culture / Yaron Z. Eliav -- The ghetto and Jewish cultural formation in early modern Europe : towards a new interpretation / David Ruderman -- Hybrid with what? : the variable contexts of Polish Jewish culture : their implications for Jewish cultural history and Jewish studies / Moshe Rosman -- Idols of the cave and theater : a verbal or visual Judaism? / Kalman P. Bland -- "Reverse marranism," translatability, and practice of secular Jewish culture in Russian / Gabriella Safran -- Intertextuality, Rabbinic literature, and the making of Hebrew modernism / Shachar Pinsker -- Brooklyn am Rhein? : the German sources of Jewish-American literature / Julian Levinson -- Diaspora and translation : the migrations of Jewish meaning / Naomi Seidman.
Context and Intertext
Author: Anita Norich,Yaron Z. Eliav
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.
Author: Dinah Birch
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Literary Collections
A unique and timely new wealth-building strategy from a legendary investment guru In his national bestsellers How to Retire Rich and What Works on Wall Street, portfolio manager extraordinaire James P. O’Shaughnessy offered investors practical advice based on rigorous quantitative analysis—advice that has consistently beaten the market. But in a recent analysis of market data, O’Shaughnessy uncovered some astonishing trends not discussed in his previous books. The Markets of Tomorrow explains O’Shaughnessy’s new research and tells ordinary investors what they must do now to revamp their portfolios. According to O’Shaughnessy, the year 2000 marked the end of a twenty-year cycle that was dominated by the stocks of larger, fastergrowing companies like those in the S&P 500. In the new cycle, the stocks of small and midsize companies are the ones that will outperform the market, along with large company value stocks and intermediate term bonds. O’Shaughnessy describes the number crunching behind his analysis and then shows individual investors exactly how to select the right mix of investments and pick top-performing small and midcap stocks. The Markets of Tomorrow is a loud and clear call to action for every investor who doesn’t want to be left behind.
A Contrarian Investment Strategy for the Next Twenty Years
Author: James P. O'Shaughnessy
Category: Business & Economics
A collection of essays from a “great poet-critic-intellectual” (Daily Beast). Adam Kirsch has been described as "elegant and astute…[a] critic of the very first order" (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times). In these brilliant, wide-ranging essays, published over the last eight years in the New Republic, The New Yorker, and elsewhere, Kirsch shows how literature can illuminate questions of meaning, ethics, and politics, and how those questions shape the way we take pleasure in art. In Rocket and Lightship he examines the work and life of writers past and present, from intellectuals Susan Sontag, Hannah Arendt, and Walter Benjamin to novelists including E. M. Forster, David Foster Wallace, and Zadie Smith. Kirsch quotes G. M. Hopkins: "Nor rescue, only rocket and lightship, shone." So shines literature, in these unflinchingly bold and provocative essays—as an illuminating, regenerative, and immortalizing force.
Author: Adam Kirsch
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Category: Literary Criticism
Caren Irr's survey of more than 125 novels outlines the dramatic resurgence of the American political novel in the twenty-first century. She explores the writings of Chris Abani, Susan Choi, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Díaz, Dave Eggers, Jeffrey Eugenides, Aleksandar Hemon, Hari Kunzru, Dinaw Mengestu, Norman Rush, Gary Shteyngart, and others as they rethink stories of migration, the Peace Corps, nationalism and neoliberalism, revolution, and the expatriate experience. Taken together, these innovations define a new literary form: the geopolitical novel. More cosmopolitan and socially critical than domestic realism, the geopolitical novel provides new ways of understanding crucial political concepts to meet the needs of a new century.
U.S. Fiction in the Twenty-First Century
Author: Caren Irr
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Whether it invokes hard work or merely a hen-house, a good simile is like a good picture—it's worth a thousand words. Packed with more than 16,000 imaginative, colorful phrases—from “abandoned as a used Kleenex” to “quiet as an eel swimming in oil”—the Similes Dictionary will help any politician, writer, or lover of language find just the right saying, be it original or banal, verbose or succinct. Your thoughts will never be "as tedious as a twice-told tale" or "dry as the Congressional Record." Choose from elegant turns of phrases “as useful as a Swiss army knife” and “varied as expressions of the human face”. Citing more than 2,000 sources—from the Bible, Socrates, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and H. L. Mencken to popular movies, music, and television shows—the Similes Dictionary covers hundreds of subjects broken into thematic categories that include topics such as virtue, anger, age, ambition, importance, and youth, helping you find the fitting phrase quickly and easily. Perfect for setting the atmosphere, making a point, or helping spin a tale with economy, intelligence, and ingenuity, the vivid comparisons found in this collection will inspire anyone.
Author: Elyse Sommer
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Presents articles on feminist literature, including significant authors, themes and history.
Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publisher: Infobase Learning
Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Jonathan Franzen hat schon oft gezeigt, wie viel ihm deutsche Sprache und Literatur bedeuten. Jetzt hat er sich mit einem weiteren Helden seiner Deutsch-Lektüren befasst, dem Sprach- und Kulturkritiker Karl Kraus (1874-1936), einem der bedeutendsten österreichischen Schriftsteller des beginnenden 20. Jahrhunderts, so scharfsichtig und scharfzüngig wie kein anderer seiner Zeit. Vor etwa 100 Jahren prangerte er in seiner Zeitschrift «Die Fackel» den Einfluss der Massenmedien an, kritisierte die entmenschlichenden Folgen von Technik und Konsumkapitalismus sowie die chauvinistische Rhetorik in der Zeit vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg bis in die Weimarer Republik. Aber obwohl er glühende Anhänger hatte, darunter Franz Kafka und Walter Benjamin, blieb er ein einsamer Prophet, und heute sind seine Schriften nur noch wenigen bekannt. Mit seinem «Kraus-Projekt» versucht Jonathan Franzen, das zu ändern. Er versammelt die aus seiner Sicht bedeutsamsten zwei Aufsätze des Wiener Polemikers und hat sie – unterstützt von Daniel Kehlmann und dem Kraus-Experten Paul Reitter – auf aufsehenerregende Weise, nämlich sehr persönlich kommentiert. So erfährt der Leser nicht nur Wesentliches über den literaturhistorischen Hintergrund, sondern erhält auch Hinweise zum Verständnis der komplexen Texte und neue Einblicke in Franzens Denken, Leben, Werk.
Aufsätze von Karl Kraus
Author: Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
Category: Literary Criticism
Sie haben sich dreimal gesehen, sie haben sich noch nie berührt, aber sie werden heiraten: die neunzehnjährige Chani Kaufman und der angehende Rabbiner Baruch Levy. Doch wie geht Ehe, wie geht Glück? Eine fast unmögliche Liebesgeschichte in einer Welt voller Regeln und Rituale. Das freche und anrührende Debüt von Eve Harris.
Author: Eve Harris
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
Author: Clarice Lispector
Author: Daniel Walden
Category: American literature