Memory and Neighborhood: Poles and Poland in Jewish American Fiction after World War Two

Memory and Neighborhood: Poles and Poland in Jewish American Fiction after World War Two

by Lucyna Aleksandrowicz-Pedich

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Overview

The book is a study of references to Poles, Poland and Polishness in Jewish-American fiction created after World War II. The analysis of seventy novels by Jewish-American writers of several generations reveals portrayals of Poles as secondary or unimportant characters, either in the Old World or in the new American environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631639092
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 07/26/2013
Series: Warsaw Studies in Jewish History and Memory Series , #4
Pages: 169
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Lucyna Aleksandrowicz-Pędich is Associate Professor at SWPS/University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw, where she is teaching American literature and cross-cultural communication. Her main research area is focusing on Jewish-American writers.

Table of Contents

Contents: Collective Portrait - Polish Anti-Semitism - Unpleasant Types - Other Poles - Poles and Jews in Multicultural America - Memory - Cities, Shtetls, Ghettoes - Poland: A Country from the Old World - Poland as the Site of the Second World War and the Holocaust - Poland as the Land of Death - Poland as a Hostile Place - The Jew and the Polish Inheritance - At the Intersection of Contact: Customs, Values, Superstitions - Famous People: Poles, Polish Jews - Things from Poland - Contacts with Contemporary Poland - Polish Sounding Names.

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