Page 47 - Jewish Book Annual Volume 8 (1949-1950)

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coloring everything else, there was the interest in Jewish prob-
lems that showed itself primarily in discussions of the role of
aspects of antisemitism and their bearing on the destiny of
the Jew. This interest has not produced great books but it has,
in no small degree, affected the character of fiction, though most
of the novels thus affected have been too narrow in scope and
too theoretical. Yet there has been a considerable amount of
sound work, a broadening of subject matter and quite a number
of promising new writers have appeared with the result that
American Jewish literature now seems richer and more vigorous
than at any other time in American Jewish history.