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The Jewish Persona in the European ImaginationA Case of Russian Literature$
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Leonid Livak

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780804770552

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804770552.001.0001

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Introduction: The Western Wall of Russian Literature

Introduction: The Western Wall of Russian Literature

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(p.1) Introduction: The Western Wall of Russian Literature
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The Jewish Persona in the European Imagination
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804770552.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the imagination and depiction of the Jewish persona in Russian literature. The book explores the representation of Jews in literary fiction by placing them within the continuity of the Jewish vocabulary of difference, not only in Christian, but also in post-Christian Europe. It argues that most historical facts of European Jewish experience are not the sources of the “Jewish” image but its cultural role as the paradigmatic Other after Christianity lost its legal and social hold on European societies. The book also analyzes the relevant works of several Russian writers including Nikolai Gogol, Ivan Turgenev, Anton Chekhov, and Isaak Babel.

Keywords:   Jewish persona, Russian literature, Europe, Christianity, Nikolai Gogol, Ivan Turgenev, Anton Chekhov, Isaak Babel

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