The volume opens with stories by two important immigrant writers from the early twentieth century, Abraham Cahan and Anzia Yezierska. There follows a generous selection of modern Jewish American stories by such celebrated authors as Isaac Bashevis Singer, Saul Bellow, Grace Paley, Tillie Olsen, Bernard Malamud, and Philip Roth. The collection concludes with a rich sampling of stories by contemporary writers whose works illustrate the impressive variety and vitality of recent Jewish American fiction.
Equally suited to scholars, students, and general readers, American Jewish Fiction provides an invaluable survey of literary works that have enriched and transformed American—and world—literature.
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Though some better-known contemporaries are represented by such perhaps overfamiliar pieces as Saul Bellow’s “A Silver Dish” and Cynthia Ozick’s “Envy,” Shapiro also offers such unconventional delights as a fine, wry Bernard Malamud story (“The Lady of the Lake”) and Philip Roth’s “On the Air,” a...| Read Full Review of American Jewish Fiction: A Ce...