SL 375 Jewish Writers in Russia and America (in translation) (Spring: 3)
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Satisfies Cultural Diversity Core Requirement
All readings and classes conducted in English
The experience of Jewish writers living in Russia and America from the 1880s
until the present, examined through prose, poetry, drama, and memoirs written
in English or translated into English from Russian, Yiddish, and Hebrew.
The responses of Jewish writers to Zionism, the Russian Revolution, and
the Holocaust with attention to anti-Semitism, emigration, limits of assimilation,
and the future of Jews in Russia and America. The works of authors such
as An-sky, Babel, Bagritskii, Bellow, Bialik, Erenburg, Malamud, Arthur
Miller, Ozick, Philip Roth, Sholom Aleichem, and others.
Maxim D. Shrayer
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