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This Is How a Generation Grows’: Lynching as a Site Of Ethical Loss in Opatoshu’s ‘Lintsheray’

This Is How a Generation Grows’: Lynching as a Site Of Ethical Loss in Opatoshu’s ‘Lintsheray’ Abstract This article argues that in Joseph Opatoshu’s 1915 story ‘Lintsheray’ the theme of lynching is used not only as a critique of white American ethics, but also as a critique of the decline of Jewish ethics as a product of assimilation. In this story, assimilation is not about loss of religious or ethnic identity, but loss of ethicality as Jews integrate into an unjust society and into American whiteness. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Zutot Brill

This Is How a Generation Grows’: Lynching as a Site Of Ethical Loss in Opatoshu’s ‘Lintsheray’

Zutot , Volume 9 (1): 59 – Jan 1, 2012

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Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
Subject
Yiddish in America
ISSN
1571-7283
eISSN
1875-0214
DOI
10.1163/18750214-12341249
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Abstract

Abstract This article argues that in Joseph Opatoshu’s 1915 story ‘Lintsheray’ the theme of lynching is used not only as a critique of white American ethics, but also as a critique of the decline of Jewish ethics as a product of assimilation. In this story, assimilation is not about loss of religious or ethnic identity, but loss of ethicality as Jews integrate into an unjust society and into American whiteness.

Journal

ZutotBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2012

Keywords: modern Jewish literature; Yiddish literature; American Jewish culture; intergroup relations; race in America; ethical issues in literature

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