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MICHA F. OPPENHEIM
American Jewish Non-Fiction Books
1991-1992
ART AND LITERATURE
A
n d e r so n
, G
e o r g e
K.
Legend of the wanderingJew.
Hanover, NH: Uni­
versity Press of New England, 1991. 489 p.
A historical and literary treatment of the enduring, stereotypical
legend.
B
r a n n
, R
o s s
.
The compunctious poet: cultural ambiguity and Hebrew poetry
in Muslim Spain.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991.
228 p.
Brann examines a major theme of Medieval Hebrew poetry:
the unease of poets writing secular verse at odds with what they
held sacred. Winner of the 1992 National Jewish Book Award
in Sephardic Studies.
C
r o n in
, G
l o r ia
L. and
B
l a in e
H . H
a l l
.
J ewish-American fiction writers;
a selective annotated bibliography.
New York, Garland, 1991. 1240
P-
F
r a z i e r
, N
a n c y
.
Jewish museums of North America: a guide to artifacts
and memorabilia.
N ew
York: John
W i le y ,
1992. 224 p.
F
ish m a n
, J
o sh u a
A.
Yiddish: turning to life.
Amsterdam: John Benja­
mins (Amsteldijk 44 , P.O.B. 75577 , 1070 Amsterdam, Holland),
1991. 522 p.
An eminent socio-linguist describes the evolution of the Yiddish
language, its social aspects, its influence upon the Jewish commu­
nity and language in general.
F
r ied m a n
, L
a w r e n c e
S.
Understanding Cynthia Ozick.
Columbia, SC:
University of South Carolina Press, 1991. 182 p.
The career and work of a major contemporary American Jewish
writer.
H
o b e r m a n
,
J .
Bridge of light: Yiddish film between two worlds.
New York:
Schocken Books, 1991. 384 p.
An illustrated cultural history of the Yiddish film.
H
o f fm a n
, A
n n e
G
o l o m b
.
Between exile and return: S.Y. Agnon and the
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