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Desire’s Second Act: “Race” and The Great Gatsby’s Cynical Americanism
I once thought that there were no second acts in American lives. --Fitzgerald, "My Lost City" (31) Few books have suffered Americanism's presumptions more unremittingly than has The Great Gatsby.Expand
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The Impossible Jew: Identity and the Reconstruction of Jewish American Literary History
american jewry s push for massive real jew news main street will never be the same if the flood of legal immigrants from third world nations is not brought to a definitive halt in a presidentialExpand
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A Polemical Confession
ABSTRACT:Wherein the author, a scholar of, among other things, Jewish American literature, has a chance meeting in New York City with a Rabbinicist and a Middle Eastern historian, and interweaves theExpand
Why It’s Impossible to Teach Portnoy’s Complaint
PiliP Ro th at 80 3. See Ivy Schweitzer, “The Story of “Hannah P.”: Recovering Portnoy’s Sister,” Shofar 31, no. 1 (2012): 70–92; as well as Marshall Bruce Gentry, “Newark Maid Feminism in PhilipExpand
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Why Jews Aren’t Normal
9/11’s Stealthy Jews
Against the Dialectic of Nation: Abraham Cahan and Desire’s Spectral Jew
This article aims to reimagine Jewish American literary history outside a nationalist framework that assumes Jewish American literature represents a recognizable historical subject. Free of theExpand
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