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By Vivian Liska

With contributions from a dozen American and eu students, this quantity provides an summary of Jewish writing in post--World struggle II Europe. impressive a stability among shut readings of person texts and common surveys of bigger hobbies and underlying subject matters, the essays painting Jewish authors throughout Europe as writers and intellectuals of a number of affiliations and hybrid identities. geared toward a common readership and guided by means of the belief of creating bridges throughout nationwide cultures, this booklet maps for English-speaking readers the productiveness and variety of Jewish writers and writing that has marked a revitalization of Jewish tradition in France, Germany, Austria, Italy, nice Britain, the Netherlands, Hungary, Poland, and Russia.

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And one checked in each generation: the Messiah? No! Highly talented people, but no human God” (2001, 412). The novel is constructed along parallel plots in which the lives of the historical Rabbi Manasseh and the contemporary historian Victor Abravanel echo each other continuously. However, at the end of the novel the two life stories diverge on this crucial point. Before he dies, Rabbi Manasseh loses himself in phantasms about his role as redeemer—or at the very least a messenger of the Messiah.

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2000. The Search for M. Trans. Francis M. Sharp. : Aridane. Contempor ary Jewish Writing in Europe ‰ ONE ‰ Vivian Lisk a Secret Affinities: Contemporary Jewish Writing in Austria Topography In the heart of Vienna, slightly off the city center, lies the Judenplatz, an old square lined with baroque facades, restaurants, cafés, and small shops. A 1996 decision to erect a memorial for the 65,000 Austrian Jews murdered by the National Socialists led to the square’s renovation, revealing a many-layered architectural palimpsest of Austrian Jewish history and culture.

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