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Contents Acknowledgments Introduction Part One The Jewish American Novel in Its Cultural Context Chapter One The Polysystem Theory and Discourse Analysis Chapter Two The US-American Political System and the Discursive Construction of the Holocaust Chapter Three The US-American Religious System and Radical or Death-of-God Theology Chapter Four The US-American Philosophical System and French Existentialism Chapter Five The US-American Literary System and the Jewish Renaissance Chapter Six French Existentialist Discourse Part Two The French Existentialist Repertoire in the Jewish American Novel Chapter Seven Saul Bellow: Progenitor of the US-American Existentialist Model Chapter Eight Bernard Malamud: Existentialist Rebels Chapter Nine Edward Lewis Wallant: Affirmative Holocaust Fiction Chapter Ten Isaac Rosenfeld:The Novel of Alienation Chapter Eleven Daniel Stern: Touching the Void Chapter Twelve Jonathan Baumbach: Born into this Nightmare Chapter Thirteen Norma Rosen: Imagining Sisyphus Happy Conclusion Works Cited Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
American fiction -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism.
Jewish fiction -- United States -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Philosophy in literature.
Jews -- United States -- Intellectual life.
Jewish fiction -- History and criticism.