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From Continuity to Contiguity
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From Continuity to Contiguity: Toward a New Jewish Literary Thinking

Dan Miron

Abstract

This study begins by surveying and critiquing previous attempts to define a common denominator unifying the various modern Jewish literatures. The book argues that these prior efforts have all been trapped by the need to see these literatures as a continuum. It seeks to break through this impasse by acknowledging discontinuity as the staple characteristic of modern Jewish writing. These literatures instead form a complex of independent, yet touching, components related through contiguity. This book offers original insights into modern Hebrew, Yiddish, and other Jewish literatures, including a ... More

Keywords: Jewish literature, Hebrew, Yiddish, Franz Kafka, Sholem Aleichem, Sh. Y. Abramovitsh, Akhad ha 'am, M. Y. Berditshevsky, Kh. N. Bialik, Y. L. Peretz

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780804762007
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804762007.001.0001

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Dan Miron, author

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