Call It English: The Languages of Jewish American Literature

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Index
Abelson, Alter, “The Lost Kaddish,” 166
Abramovitch, Shalom. See Sforim, Mendele Mokher (Shalom Abramovitch)
Abulafia, Abraham, 172
accent. See pronunciation
Adler, Jacob P., 108
African Americans, 25, 172, 180n.34
African American spiritual, 95
Aleichem, Sholem. See Sholem Aleichem (Shalom Rabinovitch)
Alexander, Edward, 165
alienation, 20, 119, 129. See also other
Alter, Robert, 16
America: in Antin, 54, 66; in Bellow, 107, 111, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124; in Cahan, 50; in H. Roth, 80, 82, 86, 94–95, 98; in Kushner, 171; local color writing in, 36; in Ozick, 133, 145, 147; as Promised Land, 14–15; in P. Roth, 152, 153, 154. See also New World
Americanization: in Antin, 53, 68, 74; in Cahan, 33, 37, 40, 45, 46, 48–49, 50; in H. Roth, 79, 84, 89, 96; in Kaplan, 30; in Malamud, 24, 25; in Paley, 22, 29; in P. Roth, 27–28; in Yezierska, 10
ancestry, 1, 91, 98, 117, 145, 146, 156, 170, 171, 173
Ansky, S., 24
Antin, Mary, 5, 7, 11, 98, 103, 114, 127, 151, 187nn. 5 and 14, 189n.48, 190n.52; The Promised Land, 9, 15, 16–17, 52–75, 149, 150
anti-Semitism: in Antin, 71; in Bellow, 120; and Cahan, 42; and faulty diction, 60; in German literature, 41; in Malamud, 25, 26, 29; in Ozick, 133, 147; and Passover seder, 94; in P. Roth, 27; of Wells, 124–25
apostrophe, 133, 137, 138
Apple, Max, Roommates, 167, 168
Aramaic: and Hebrew alphabet, 174; in H. Roth, 79–80, 88, 90, 96, 97; and home, 91; and identity, 14; and Kaddish, 13, 163, 164; in Ozick, 141; and Passover seder, 94; ritual in, 162; and Sholem Aleichem, 6. See also loshn-koydesh
Arnold, Matthew, 127
art: in Bellow, 122; in H. Roth, 98; in Ozick, 127, 128, 132, 140, 146–47
assimilation: and Antin, 53, 74, 187n.5, 190n.52; in Bellow, 107, 109, 117, 120, 136; in Cahan, 51; and English, 7; in H. Roth, 96; in Malamud, 25; in Ozick, 136, 140, 147; and passing, 68; in P. Roth, 154; in Spiegelman, 166; and translation, 9. See also passing
Baal-Makhshoves (Israel Isidor Elyashev), 6
Babel, 17, 128, 130, 140
Babel, Isaac, 101, 104
Babylon, 156, 158, 176
Bakhtin, Mikhail, 37–38
bar mitzvah/bat mitvah ritual, 14, 56–57, 173 See also Jewish ritual
Baumgarten, Murray, 19
Beckett, Samuel, 28
Bell, Julian, 120
Bellow, Saul, 127, 168, 175; Great Jewish Short Stories, 104–5, 113; Herzog, 102, 113—20, 121, 126; Mr. Sammler's Planet, 120–26; Seize the Day, 101, 102, 104, 106, 108–13, 116, 119, 120, 126; translation of Singer's “Gimpel the Fool,” 101, 103–4, 105–6, 107, 109, 112, 116, 126, 193n.12, 194n.16
Benjamin, Walter, 16, 112
Berlin, Irving, 13
Bernstein, Leonard, “Kaddish” Symphony, 168
Bible: in Antin, 53, 56–57, 63, 66, 70, 72, 74; and Bellow, 19, 102, 105, 112, 113, 114, 115, 117, 125; in Cahan, 48; in Goodman, 175; in H. Roth, 85, 86, 89, 96, 98, 106, 191n.18; in Ozick, 137, 141, 145, 147, 148; in Paley, 22, 23; in Stollman, 155, 156, 160; and Washington, 68. See also religion
bilingualism, 6, 7, 33, 90, 91, 95, 152. See also language; multilingualism
Bloomsbury Group, 120–21
body: in Antin, 56, 59, 60, 68, 71, 72, 74–75; in Bellow, 120, 124; in Cahan, 12, 44, 45, 49, 50, 51; in Goethe, 138; in H. Roth, 87; Kaisy on, 180n.36; in Ozick, 132, 145, 146;

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