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Diasporic Modernisms: Hebrew and Yiddish Literature in the Twentieth Century

Allison Schachter


Pairing the two concepts of diaspora and modernism, Allison Schachter formulates a novel approach to modernist studies and diasporic cultural production. Diasporic Modernisms illuminates the formal and historical aspects of displaced Jewish writers—including S. Y. Abramovitsh, Yosef Chaim Brenner, Dovid Bergelson, Leah Goldberg, Gabreil Preil, and Kadia Molodowsky—who grappled with statelessness and the uncertain status of Yiddish and Hebrew. Schachter examines how the relationships between migrant writers and dispersed readers were registered in the innovative practices of modernist prose fic ... More

Keywords: diaspora, modernism, Hebrew, Yiddish, transnationalism, frame stories

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199812639
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812639.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Allison Schachter, author
Vanderbilt University