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American Drama, Poetry, and Humor and the Black-Jewish Literary Re­
lationship.
New York: Greenwood, 1987. 177 p.
Begins with a survey o f the special literary relations between
Blacks and Jews. The second half o f the volume is devoted to
drama.
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In the Mainstream: the Jewish Presence in Twentieth-Century
American Literature, 1950s—1980s.
New York: Greenwood, 1987.
204 p.
Organized around the concept o f the Jewish presence in Amer­
ican literature between the 1950s and 1980s. Includes creative writ­
ers and critics, Rahv, Kazin, Fiedler, and Howe. Author takes
“socio-literary” approach to his analysis.
J a y e , M i c h a e l C. and A n n C h a lm e r s W a t t s .
Literature and the Urban
Experience: Essays on the City and Literature.
New Brunswick: Rutgers
UP, 1981. 256 p.
Discusses themes and figures o f city and urban life in the works
o f selected American Jewish writers.
K am el, R o s e Y a lo w .
Aggravating the Conscience: Jewish-American Literary
Mothers in the Promised Land.
New
York:
Peter Lang, 1988. 194
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Book attempts to redress balance o f literary studies that weigh
down on side o f immigrant men. Author says, “for the Jewish
woman, shaping and authoring her experience was a complex task
overladen with taboos even in America.” Analyzes autobiograph­
ical fiction and Jewish mother-daughter relations.
L o g sd o n , L o r e n
and
C h a r l e s
W.
M a y er .
Since Flannery O’Connor: Es­
says on the Contemporary American Short Story.
Macomb: Western Il­
linois UP, 1987. 152 p.
Includes essays on E.L. Doctorow and Cynthia Ozick.
N a d e l , I r a B r u c e .
Jewish Writers o f North America: a Guide to Information
Sources.
Detroit: Gale, 1981. 493 p.
Lists general reference guides for and has specific entries on
118 Canadian and American-Jewish poets, novelists and short story
writers, dramatists, and Yiddish works in translation. Divided into
three sections: poets, authors o f fiction, and dramatists.
O z ick , C y n t h i a .
Art & Ardor.
New York: Knopf, 1983. 306 p.
Twenty-three essays on a diverse range o f topics, from Jewish
immigrant life to cultural notes on feminism, from literary art
to artists themselves — Jews and non-Jews.
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Metaphor
Memory.
New York: Knopf, 1989. 283 p.
Collection o f essays on a wide range o f books and authors, in­
cluding Dreiser, Gaddis, Bialik, Agnon, and Henry James. Excel­
lent pieces on Bellow and Primo Levi. Includes an imaginative
KESSNER AND SOFIA / SELECTED BIBL IOGRAPHY OF LITERARY CR IT IC ISM
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