The Ridiculous Jew: The Exploitation and Transformation of a Stereotype in Gogol, Turgenev, and Dostoevsky

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Contents
Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction1
PART ONE: GOGOL
1.Taras Bulba: Gogol's Ridiculous Jew, Form and Function27
2.Taras Bulba and the Jewish Literary Context: Walter Scott, Gogol, and Russian Fiction61
3.Taras Bulba Otherwise: Deconstructing Gogol's Cossacks and Jews
PART TWO: TURGENEV
4.“The Jew”: Turgenev and the Poetics of Jewish Death99
PART THREE: DOSTOEVSKY
5.Notes from the House of the Dead: Ridiculous Jew, Existential Christian, Hagiographic Muslim, and the Intentional Text131
6.Notes from the House of the Dead: Dostoevsky's Ridiculous Jew and the Critics163
7.Notes from the House of the Dead: The Other Isay Fomich: Subversion and the Revenge of the Stereotype173
Conclusion : Confronting the Legacy of the Stereotype: Babel, Rybakov, and Jewish Death195
Notes205
Index247

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