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The Jew in the Text By Linda Nochlin

The Jew in the Text by Linda Nochlin

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What does the "Jew" stand for in modern culture? Taking particular instances of the portrayal of the Jew in fiction, painting, prints and in film for example, this book demonstrates how representations of the Jew are embodied in some of the best-known cultural products.

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The Jew in the Text: Modernity and the Construction of Identity by Linda Nochlin

What does the "Jew" stand for in modern culture? The conscious or unconscious, often hysterical repetition of myths and exaggerations, and the repertory of cliches, fantasies and phobias surrounding the stereotypes of the Jew and the Jewess, have meant that they are figures frequently represented both in the world of literature and art and in the industries of popular culture. Taking particular instances of the portrayal of the Jew in fiction, painting and prints, in film, caricature, pamphlets, medical journals, propaganda and architecture - in works by authors and artists as different as Dickens, Lautrec, Proust, Sargent, Joyce and Sartre - this book demonstrates how representations of the Jew are embodied in some of the best-known cultural products, situated "in the text" itself, not behind or beyond it. In specially-written essays by cultural historians and critics, including Julia Kristeva, Marshall Berman and Sander Gilman, this book explores the complex and sometimes contradictory ways in which Jewish identity was conceived and expressed in modern European and American culture.

Table of Contents

Semitism, "race" and Empire in Victorian and modern English literature; Dicken's "Oliver Twist" - Fagin as a sign; Toulouse Lautrec, Victor Joze, Georges Clemenceau and French anti-Semitism; representing "the Jew" - John Singer Sargent's portaits of the Wertheimer family; Salome, syphilis, Sarah Bernhardt and the "modern Jewess"; performing Jewishness - the cases of Sarah Bernhardt and Sandra Bernhard; Marcel Proust - in search of identity; Camille Mauclair; Lucien Rebatet - anti-Semetism and art criticism under Vichy; El Lissitzky's interchange stations; Sartre and the Jew; the Jewish question in Joyce's "Ulysses"; Hollywood and the image of the Jew; daughters of sunshine - diasporic impulses; the Jewish family romance from "Samuel" to "Call it Sleep"; the Pere Lachaise Cemetery; the US Holocaust Memorial Museum - memory and the politics of identity.

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GOR002042630
9780500016671
0500016674
The Jew in the Text: Modernity and the Construction of Identity by Linda Nochlin
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
1995-10-23
288
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