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Literature as a Medium for Memory : The Universe of Sholem Asch''s Novels

By: Sitarz, Magdalena.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Frankfurt : Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, 2014Description: 1 online resource (379 p.).ISBN: 9783653038781.Subject(s): Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957 -- Criticism and interpretation | Literature | Memory in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Literature as a Medium for Memory : The Universe of Sholem Asch''s NovelsDDC classification: 839.133 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1. "From the world which is already gone"; 2. Literature as a reflection and co-creator ofcommon memory; 3. "What I Believe"; 4. Memory in Sholem Asch's novels; 4.1 The world of Asch's novels and their reception; 4.2 Asch's novels and the problems of the form; 4.3 Memory's formation and transmission in Asch'snovels; 4.3.1 Landscape and nature; 4.3.2 Town and city; 4.3.3 Home and family; 4.3.4 Religion, denomination, beliefs; 4.3.5 Characters; 4.3.6 Feasts, celebrations and everyday life; 4.3.7 The world of culture and ideas
4.3.8 The biblical world and historical events4.4 Sholem Asch's novels as a medium for memory: a conclusion; 5. A Polish author?; 5.1 Asch, Poland, and Poles; 5.2 Asch and the Polish Jewry; 5.3 Facets of the reception of Asch's works in Poland; 6. Sholem Asch as a chronicler of memory; Appendix: First editions of Asch's works in Yiddish andtheir translations in English, French, German, andPolish; 1. Asch's works and their translations; 2. Collections of selected short stories in translation; 2.1 English-language editions; 2.2 German-language editions; 2.3 Polish-language editions
Bibliography1. Primary sources; 2. Other texts by Sholem Asch; 2.1 In Yiddish; 2.2 In other languages; 3. Secondary sources; 3.1 Secondary sources on Sholem Asch; 3.1.1 In Yiddish; 3.1.2 In other languages; 3.2 Other secondary sources; 3.2.1 In Yiddish; 3.2.2 In other languages; Index
Summary: The book focuses on the presentation of some basic figures of memory that are present in the twenty-six novels by the Yiddish writer Sholem Asch. This study shows how memory is crystallized in the experience of surrounding landscapes and nature, and particularly in the reality shaped by man: towns and cities, family, religion, festivities and everyday life, the world of dreams and ideas as well as the biblical and historical events to which the author refers. Asch tried to preserve the common memory as perceived by Jews but since the target readers of his works were both Jews and Christians, his work has had an impact on both the collective memory of his own people and the treasury of universal human memory.
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1. "From the world which is already gone"; 2. Literature as a reflection and co-creator ofcommon memory; 3. "What I Believe"; 4. Memory in Sholem Asch's novels; 4.1 The world of Asch's novels and their reception; 4.2 Asch's novels and the problems of the form; 4.3 Memory's formation and transmission in Asch'snovels; 4.3.1 Landscape and nature; 4.3.2 Town and city; 4.3.3 Home and family; 4.3.4 Religion, denomination, beliefs; 4.3.5 Characters; 4.3.6 Feasts, celebrations and everyday life; 4.3.7 The world of culture and ideas

4.3.8 The biblical world and historical events4.4 Sholem Asch's novels as a medium for memory: a conclusion; 5. A Polish author?; 5.1 Asch, Poland, and Poles; 5.2 Asch and the Polish Jewry; 5.3 Facets of the reception of Asch's works in Poland; 6. Sholem Asch as a chronicler of memory; Appendix: First editions of Asch's works in Yiddish andtheir translations in English, French, German, andPolish; 1. Asch's works and their translations; 2. Collections of selected short stories in translation; 2.1 English-language editions; 2.2 German-language editions; 2.3 Polish-language editions

Bibliography1. Primary sources; 2. Other texts by Sholem Asch; 2.1 In Yiddish; 2.2 In other languages; 3. Secondary sources; 3.1 Secondary sources on Sholem Asch; 3.1.1 In Yiddish; 3.1.2 In other languages; 3.2 Other secondary sources; 3.2.1 In Yiddish; 3.2.2 In other languages; Index

The book focuses on the presentation of some basic figures of memory that are present in the twenty-six novels by the Yiddish writer Sholem Asch. This study shows how memory is crystallized in the experience of surrounding landscapes and nature, and particularly in the reality shaped by man: towns and cities, family, religion, festivities and everyday life, the world of dreams and ideas as well as the biblical and historical events to which the author refers. Asch tried to preserve the common memory as perceived by Jews but since the target readers of his works were both Jews and Christians, his work has had an impact on both the collective memory of his own people and the treasury of universal human memory.

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Magdalena Sitarz graduated in German Philology at Jagiellonian University (Poland), where she also received her doctoral and post-doctoral degree. She has worked at the Institute of German Philology at Jagiellonian University since 1988, currently she is Assistant Professor. Her doctoral dissertation contains an analysis of Yiddish proverbs as compared to their Polish and German counterparts.

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