Race, rights, and recognition : Jewish American literature since 1969

Franco, Dean J., 1968-

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  • Creator Dean J. Franco
  • Format Books
  • Publication Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2012.
  • Physical Details
    • xi, 239 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780801450877, 080145087X
  • OCLC ocn762768868


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-231) and index.


  • Introduction: the politics and ethics of Jewish American literature and criticism -- Portnoy's complaint: it's about race, not sex (even the sex is about race) -- Re-reading Cynthia Ozick: pluralism, postmodernism, and the multicultural encounter -- The new, new pluralism: religion, community, and secularity in Allegra Goodman's Kaaterskill Falls -- Recognition and effacement in Lore Segal's Her first American -- Responsibility unveiled: Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul -- Globalization's complaint: Gary Shteyngart's Absurdistan and the culture of culture -- Epilogue: less Absurdistan, more Boyle Heights
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