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The Resource The new diaspora : the changing landscape of American Jewish fiction, edited by Victoria Aarons, Avinoam J. Patt, and Mark Shechner

The new diaspora : the changing landscape of American Jewish fiction, edited by Victoria Aarons, Avinoam J. Patt, and Mark Shechner

Label
The new diaspora : the changing landscape of American Jewish fiction
Title
The new diaspora
Title remainder
the changing landscape of American Jewish fiction
Statement of responsibility
edited by Victoria Aarons, Avinoam J. Patt, and Mark Shechner
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Edward Lewis Wallant Award was founded by the family of Dr. Irving and Fran Waltman in 1963 and is supported by the University of Hartford's Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. It is given annually to an American writer, preferably early in his or her career, whose fiction is considered significant for American Jews. In The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction, editors Victoria Aarons, Avinoam J. Patt, and Mark Shechner, who have all served as judges for the award, present vital, original, and wide-ranging fiction by writers whose work has been considered or selected for the award. The resulting collection highlights the exemplary place of the Wallant Award in Jewish literature. With a mix of stories and novel chapters, The New Diaspora reprints selections of short fiction from such well-known writers as Rebecca Goldstein, Nathan Englander, Jonathan Safran Foer, Dara Horn, and Julie Orringer. The first half of the anthology presents pieces by winners of the Wallant award, focusing on the best work of recent winners. The New Diaspora's second half reflects the evolving landscape of American Jewish fiction over the last fifty years, as many authors working in America are not American by birth, and their fiction has become more experimental in nature. Pieces in this section represent authors with roots all over the world--including Russia (Maxim Shrayer, Nadia Kalman, and Lara Vapnyar), Latvia (David Bezmozgis), South Africa (Tony Eprile), Canada (Robert Majzels), and Israel (Avner Mandelman, who now lives in Canada). This collection offers an expanded canon of Jewish writing in North America and foregrounds a vision of its variety, its uniqueness, its cosmopolitanism, and its evolving perspectives on Jewish life. It celebrates the continuing vitality and fresh visions of contemporary Jewish writing, even as it highlights its debt to history and embrace of collective memory. Readers of contemporary American fiction and Jewish cultural history will find The New Diaspora enlightening and deeply engaging."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
810.9/8924
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The new diaspora : the changing landscape of American Jewish fiction, edited by Victoria Aarons, Avinoam J. Patt, and Mark Shechner
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Selections by Edward Lewis Wallant Award--Winning Authors. "Sex on the Brain" / Joshua Henkin, winner of 2012 award for The World Without You ; "Purim Night" / Edith Pearlman, winner of 2011 award for Binocular Vision ; "The Smoothest Way Is Full of Stones" / Julie Orringer, winner of 2010 award for The Invisible Bridge ; From Pictures at an Exhibition / Sara Houghteling, winner of 2009 award for Pictures at an Exhibition ; "The Bris" / Eileen Pollack, winner of 2008 award for In the Mouth ; "Six Days" / Ehud Havazelet, winner of 2007 award for Bearing the Body ; "The True World" / Jonathan Rosen, winner of the 2004 award for Joy Comes in the Morning ; "The Baghdadi" / Joan Leegant, winner of the 2003 award for An Hour in Paradise ; From The World to Come / Dara Horn, winner of the 2002 award for In the Image ; "That'll Be Two Dollars and Fifty Cents, Please" / Myla Goldberg, winner of the 2001 award for Bee Season ; "Dinosaurs" / Harvey Grossinger, winner of the 1997 award for The Quarry ; "The Day the Brooklyn Dodgers Finally Died" / Thane Rosenbaum, winner of the 1996 award for Elijah Visible ; "The Afterlife of Skeptics" / Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, winner of the 1995 award for Mazel ; "Mandelbaum, the Criminal" / Gerald Shapiro, winner of the 1993 award for From Hunger ; "The Two Franzes" / Melvin Jules Bukiet, winner of the 1992 award for Stories of an Imaginary Childhood ; "Dedicated to the Dead" / Tova Reich, winner of the 1988 award for Master of the Return ; "Heaven Is Full of Windows" / Steve Stern, winner of the 1987 award for Lazar Malkin Enters Heaven ; "Electricity" / Francine Prose, winner of the 1983 award for Hungry Hearts ; "Say It Isn't So, Mr. Yiddish" / Curt Leviant, winner of the 1977 award for The Yemenite Girl -- Part II. The New Diaspora. "Nathan Leopold Writes to Mr. Felix Kleczka of 5383 S. Blackstone" / Peter Orner, from The Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge, 2013 ; From A Curable Romantic / Joseph Skibell, from A Curable Romantic, 2012 ; "Here We Aren't, So Quickly" / Jonathan Safran Foer, from The New Yorker, June 14, 2012 ; "Free Fruit for Young Widows" / Nathan Englander, from What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, 2012 ; "Oslo" / Scott Nadelson, from Aftermath, 2011 ; "My Brother Eli" / Joseph Epstein, from The Love Song of A. Jerome Minkoff, 2011 ; "Yom Kippur in Amsterdam" / Maxim D. Shrayer, from Yom Kippur in Amsterdam, 2009 ; "Zayin the Profane" / Jonathon Keats, from Book of the Unknown: Tales of the Thirty-Six, 2009 ; "Deir Yassin" / Margot Singer, from The Pale of Settlement, 2008 ; "The Counterpart" / Nadia Kalman, from The Walrus, July--August 2007 ; "Pity" / Avner Mandelman, from Talking to the Enemy, 2006 ; "Minyan" / David Bezmozgis, from Natasha and Other Stories, 2005 ; "There Are Jews in My House" / Lara Vapnyar, from There Are Jews in My House, 2004 ; From Apikoros Sleuth / Robert Majzels, from Apikoros Sleuth, 2004 ; "Mr. Mitochondria" / Aryeh Lev Stollman, from The Dialogues of Time and Entropy, 2004 ; "The Argument" / Rachel Kadish, from Zoetrope: All Story, Vol. 6, Number 2, 2002 ; "Letters from Doreen" / Tony Eprile, from Temporary Sojourner and Other South African Stories, 1989 -- Appendix: History of the Edward Lewis Wallant Award
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 576 pages
Isbn
9780814340554
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2014936568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)870987785
Label
The new diaspora : the changing landscape of American Jewish fiction, edited by Victoria Aarons, Avinoam J. Patt, and Mark Shechner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Selections by Edward Lewis Wallant Award--Winning Authors. "Sex on the Brain" / Joshua Henkin, winner of 2012 award for The World Without You ; "Purim Night" / Edith Pearlman, winner of 2011 award for Binocular Vision ; "The Smoothest Way Is Full of Stones" / Julie Orringer, winner of 2010 award for The Invisible Bridge ; From Pictures at an Exhibition / Sara Houghteling, winner of 2009 award for Pictures at an Exhibition ; "The Bris" / Eileen Pollack, winner of 2008 award for In the Mouth ; "Six Days" / Ehud Havazelet, winner of 2007 award for Bearing the Body ; "The True World" / Jonathan Rosen, winner of the 2004 award for Joy Comes in the Morning ; "The Baghdadi" / Joan Leegant, winner of the 2003 award for An Hour in Paradise ; From The World to Come / Dara Horn, winner of the 2002 award for In the Image ; "That'll Be Two Dollars and Fifty Cents, Please" / Myla Goldberg, winner of the 2001 award for Bee Season ; "Dinosaurs" / Harvey Grossinger, winner of the 1997 award for The Quarry ; "The Day the Brooklyn Dodgers Finally Died" / Thane Rosenbaum, winner of the 1996 award for Elijah Visible ; "The Afterlife of Skeptics" / Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, winner of the 1995 award for Mazel ; "Mandelbaum, the Criminal" / Gerald Shapiro, winner of the 1993 award for From Hunger ; "The Two Franzes" / Melvin Jules Bukiet, winner of the 1992 award for Stories of an Imaginary Childhood ; "Dedicated to the Dead" / Tova Reich, winner of the 1988 award for Master of the Return ; "Heaven Is Full of Windows" / Steve Stern, winner of the 1987 award for Lazar Malkin Enters Heaven ; "Electricity" / Francine Prose, winner of the 1983 award for Hungry Hearts ; "Say It Isn't So, Mr. Yiddish" / Curt Leviant, winner of the 1977 award for The Yemenite Girl -- Part II. The New Diaspora. "Nathan Leopold Writes to Mr. Felix Kleczka of 5383 S. Blackstone" / Peter Orner, from The Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge, 2013 ; From A Curable Romantic / Joseph Skibell, from A Curable Romantic, 2012 ; "Here We Aren't, So Quickly" / Jonathan Safran Foer, from The New Yorker, June 14, 2012 ; "Free Fruit for Young Widows" / Nathan Englander, from What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, 2012 ; "Oslo" / Scott Nadelson, from Aftermath, 2011 ; "My Brother Eli" / Joseph Epstein, from The Love Song of A. Jerome Minkoff, 2011 ; "Yom Kippur in Amsterdam" / Maxim D. Shrayer, from Yom Kippur in Amsterdam, 2009 ; "Zayin the Profane" / Jonathon Keats, from Book of the Unknown: Tales of the Thirty-Six, 2009 ; "Deir Yassin" / Margot Singer, from The Pale of Settlement, 2008 ; "The Counterpart" / Nadia Kalman, from The Walrus, July--August 2007 ; "Pity" / Avner Mandelman, from Talking to the Enemy, 2006 ; "Minyan" / David Bezmozgis, from Natasha and Other Stories, 2005 ; "There Are Jews in My House" / Lara Vapnyar, from There Are Jews in My House, 2004 ; From Apikoros Sleuth / Robert Majzels, from Apikoros Sleuth, 2004 ; "Mr. Mitochondria" / Aryeh Lev Stollman, from The Dialogues of Time and Entropy, 2004 ; "The Argument" / Rachel Kadish, from Zoetrope: All Story, Vol. 6, Number 2, 2002 ; "Letters from Doreen" / Tony Eprile, from Temporary Sojourner and Other South African Stories, 1989 -- Appendix: History of the Edward Lewis Wallant Award
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 576 pages
Isbn
9780814340554
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2014936568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)870987785

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