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Critical Narcissism and the Coming-of-Age of Jewish American Literary Studies

Critical Narcissism and the Coming-of-Age of Jewish American Literary Studies T H E J E W I S H Q U A R T E R LY R E V I E W , Vol. 94, No. 4 (Fall 2004) 677­693 M I C H A E L P. K R A M E R LOUIS HARAP. The Image of the Jew in American Literature: From Early Republic to Mass Immigration. 2nd edition. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 2003. Pp. xxi 589. ´ RENEE M. SENTILLES, Performing Menken: Adah Isaacs Menken and the Birth of American Celebrity. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Pp. xi 313. I thought that to seem was to be. But the waters of Marah were beautiful, yet they were bitter. Adah Isaacs Menken, ``Myself'' Three and a half centuries since the first Jews arrived in New Amsterdam, and more than two and a half centuries since the first Jewish-authored book was published in Boston, the academic study of Jewish American literature may very well be coming of age. There have been some very promising signs in recent years. W.W. Norton, the leading publisher of classroom anthologies, has given the field its imprimatur with Jewish American Literature: A Norton Anthology, and Cambridge http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Jewish Quarterly Review University of Pennsylvania Press

Critical Narcissism and the Coming-of-Age of Jewish American Literary Studies

Jewish Quarterly Review , Volume 94 (4) – Jan 4, 2004

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T H E J E W I S H Q U A R T E R LY R E V I E W , Vol. 94, No. 4 (Fall 2004) 677­693 M I C H A E L P. K R A M E R LOUIS HARAP. The Image of the Jew in American Literature: From Early Republic to Mass Immigration. 2nd edition. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 2003. Pp. xxi 589. ´ RENEE M. SENTILLES, Performing Menken: Adah Isaacs Menken and the Birth of American Celebrity. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Pp. xi 313. I thought that to seem was to be. But the waters of Marah were beautiful, yet they were bitter. Adah Isaacs Menken, ``Myself'' Three and a half centuries since the first Jews arrived in New Amsterdam, and more than two and a half centuries since the first Jewish-authored book was published in Boston, the academic study of Jewish American literature may very well be coming of age. There have been some very promising signs in recent years. W.W. Norton, the leading publisher of classroom anthologies, has given the field its imprimatur with Jewish American Literature: A Norton Anthology, and Cambridge

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Published: Jan 4, 2004

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