The Modern Jewish Canon: A Journey Through Language and Culture
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The Modern Jewish Canon: A Journey Through Language and Culture

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What makes a great Jewish book? What makes a book "Jewish" in the first place? Ruth R. Wisse, one of the leading scholars in the field of Jewish literature, sets out to answer these questions in The Modern Jewish Canon. Wisse takes us on an exhilarating journey through language and culture, penetrating the complexities of Jewish life as they are expressed in the greatest J...more
ebook, 416 pages
Published January 19th 2001 by Free Press (first published September 1st 2000)
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I barely remember reading this book. I'm not really into literary summary books- however, I do remember learning a great deal about Yiddish literature from this.
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