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The Literature of the Fox: A Reference and Critical Guide to Jewish Writing in the UK

By William Baker and Jeanette Roberts Shumaker


LC 2014003693
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-65531-0
Clothbound
$105.00 (Forthcoming)

ISBN-13: 978-0-404-67010-8
Paperbound
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AMS Studies in Modern Literature, No. 31


The Literature of the Fox is the first detailed reference and critical guide to Anglo-Jewish writing, offering accurate and up-to-date information on the lives and accomplishments of its subjects, as well as summaries and criticism of their works. Baker and Shumaker eschew theoretical formulations to offer a comprehensive view of a carefully selected group of poets, dramatists, fiction and nonfiction writers, as well as literary critics and other scholars. Each chapter gives an overview of the similarities and differences of the writers’ Anglo-Jewish experiences and how those experiences influenced them.

Writers covered in this volume include, in the first section, Victorians and pioneers such as E. O. Deutsch, B. L. Farjeon, Israel Gollancz, Leonard Merrick, and Lazarus Aaronson. The second section covers four critical voices: Vivian de Sola Pinto, Jacob Isaacs, Q. D. Leavis, and David Daiches. In the third, novelists Louis Golding, Alexander Baron, Gerda Charles, and Bernice Rubens. In the fourth, poets such as Karen Gershon, Dannie Abse, Jon Silkin, Ruth Fainlight, Philip Hobsbaum, and A. C. Jacobs. The final section encompasses playwrights and more, including Bernard Kops, Arnold Wesker, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, A. A. Alvarez, and Gabriel Josipovici.

The concluding bibliography is divided into a detailed alphabetical enumerative listing of writers’ work followed by a listing of critical works about them. A comprehensive index draws the volume together.


About the Authors
William Baker is University Trustee Professor and Distinguished Research Professor, Department of English and University Libraries, Northern Illinois University. Jeanette Roberts Shumaker is Professor of English at San Diego State University, Imperial Valley.


Contents

Introduction
1.   Pioneers: E. O. Deutsch, B. L. Farjeon, Israel Gollancz, Leonard Merrick, and Lazarus Aaronson
2.   Four Critical Voices: Vivian de Sola Pinto, Jacob Isaacs, Q. D. Leavis, and David Daiches
3.   Novelists: Louis Golding, Alexander Baron, Gerda Charles, and Bernice Rubens
4.   Poets: Karen Gershon, Dannie Abse, Jon Silkin, Ruth Fainlight, Philip Hobsbaum, and A. C. Jacobs
5.   Playwrights and More: Bernard Kops, Arnold Wesker, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, A. A. Alvarez, and Gabriel Josipovici
Works Cited and Bibliography
      Primary
      Secondary
Index