The Resource Writing their nations : the tradition of nineteenth-century American Jewish women writers, Diane Lichtenstein

Writing their nations : the tradition of nineteenth-century American Jewish women writers, Diane Lichtenstein

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Writing their nations : the tradition of nineteenth-century American Jewish women writers
Title
Writing their nations
Title remainder
the tradition of nineteenth-century American Jewish women writers
Statement of responsibility
Diane Lichtenstein
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Language
eng
Summary
The unique literary tradition of nineteenth-century American Jewish women has been largely ignored. In Writing Their Nations, Diane Lichtenstein considers more than twenty-five of these authors, including Emma Lazarus, Rebekah Hyneman, Penina Moise, and Emma Wolf. Their texts illustrate how Jews, women, and other "outsiders" have simultaneously struggled to maintain their "other" identity and to be seen as authentically American. These women strove to sustain alliances with both their American and their Jewish nations, and they used their writing to affirm multiple loyalties - despite the historical, religious, and cultural obstacles that discouraged or prohibited them from writing. By molding two stereotypes, the American "True Woman" and the Jewish "Mother in Israel," these authors attempted to follow the prescriptions for middle-class American and Jewish womanly behavior in their lives and in their writing. They thus reassured their Jewish families and their American readers that they were "good citizens." Wrestling with issues of assimilation as well as gender, these women wrote from a unique vantage point
Cataloging source
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Lichtenstein, Diane Marilyn
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.J4
LC item number
L5 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American literature
  • Women and literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Jewish women
  • Judaism and literature
  • Jewish women in literature
  • Jews in literature
  • Littérature américaine
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Littérature américaine
  • Juives
  • Juives dans la littérature
  • Juifs dans la littérature
  • Écrits de femmes américains
  • Littérature américaine
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Littérature américaine
  • Littérature américaine
  • Juives
  • Juifs dans la littérature
  • Frauenliteratur
  • Jüdin
  • Schriftstellerin
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Jewish women in literature
  • Jewish women
  • Jews in literature
  • Judaism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • USA
  • Juden
  • United States
Label
Writing their nations : the tradition of nineteenth-century American Jewish women writers, Diane Lichtenstein
Link
https://archive.org/details/writingtheirnati00lich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
I. Introducing the Tradition -- II. Mythic Ideals of American and Jewish Womanhood -- III. The Words and Worlds of Emma Lazarus -- IV. American and Jewish Womanhood -- V. American and Jewish Nationalities -- VI. American Jewish Women Themselves
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 176 p.
Isbn
9780253333469
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
91047015
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25049630
  • (OCoLC)ocm25049630
Label
Writing their nations : the tradition of nineteenth-century American Jewish women writers, Diane Lichtenstein
Link
https://archive.org/details/writingtheirnati00lich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
I. Introducing the Tradition -- II. Mythic Ideals of American and Jewish Womanhood -- III. The Words and Worlds of Emma Lazarus -- IV. American and Jewish Womanhood -- V. American and Jewish Nationalities -- VI. American Jewish Women Themselves
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 176 p.
Isbn
9780253333469
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
91047015
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25049630
  • (OCoLC)ocm25049630

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