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- DescriptionYoung Lions: How Jewish Authors Reinvented the American War Novel shows how Jews, traditionally castigated as weak and cowardly, for the first time became the popular literary representatives of what it meant to be a soldier and what it meant to be an American. Revisiting best-selling works ranging from Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead to Joseph Heller's Catch-22, and uncovering a range of unkwn archival material, Leah Garrett shows how Jewish writers used the theme of World War II to reshape the American public's ideas about war, the Holocaust, and the role of Jews in postwar life. In contrast to most previous war fiction these new Jewish war vels were often ironic, funny, and irreverent and sought to teach the reading public broader lessons about liberalism, masculinity, and pluralism.
- Author BiographyLeah Garrett is Loti Smorgon Professor of Contemporary Jewish Life and Culture at Monash University in Australia.
- Author(s)Leah Garrett
- PublisherNorthwestern University Press
- Date of Publication30/09/2015
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleCultural Expressions of World War II
- Place of PublicationEvanston
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNorthwestern University Press
- Weight386 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine18 mm
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