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- DescriptionJewish Anxiety and the Novels of Philip Roth argues that Roth's vels teach us that Jewish anxiety stems t only from fear of victimization but also from fear of perpetration. It is impossible to think about Jewish victimization without thinking about the Holocaust; and it is impossible to think about the taboo question of Jewish perpetration without thinking about Israel. Roth's texts explore the Israel-Palestine question and the Holocaust with varying degrees of intensity but all his vels scrutinize perpetration and victimization through examining racism and sexism in America. Brett Ashley Kaplan uses Roth's vels as springboards to illuminate larger problems of victimization and perpetration; masculinity, femininity, and gender; racism and anti-Semitism. For if, as Kaplan argues, Jewish anxiety is t only about the fear of oppression, and we can begin to see how these anxieties function in terms of fears of perpetration, then perhaps we can begin to unpack the complicated dynamics around the line between the Holocaust and Israel-Palestine.
- Author BiographyBrett Ashley Kaplan is Professor and Conrad Humanities Scholar in the Program in Comparative and World Literature and the Program in Jewish Culture and Society at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.
- Author(s)Brett Ashley Kaplan
- PublisherContinuum Publishing Corporation
- Date of Publication23/04/2015
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintContinuum Publishing Corporation
- Content Note3 halftones
- Weight445 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine14 mm
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