"Who's Jewish?" Some Asian-American Writers and the Jewish-American Literary Canon
Freedman, Jonathan, Michigan Quarterly Review
While conversation becomes increasingly global and one's sense of space . . . unstable and fluid, we do not automatically all get delivered into the same world by the processes that globalize and hybridize us. Conversing across differences is the art we have to learn.
A few years ago, I started writing about Jewishness. This turn in my work was not due to a quest for a lost, more authentic identity, nor was it a sign of a midlife religious conversion. And, given the prevailing winds in the American academy, it was hardly a canny career move. Indeed, it was barely a turn at all-more of a sidelight in what I thought of as the real project, a study of …
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Publication information: Article title: "Who's Jewish?" Some Asian-American Writers and the Jewish-American Literary Canon. Contributors: Freedman, Jonathan - Author. Journal title: Michigan Quarterly Review. Volume: 42. Issue: 1 Publication date: Winter 2003. Page number: 230+. © University of Michigan Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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