In an try and lend a extra nuanced ear to the continued discussion among African and Jewish americans, Emily Budick examines the works of more than a few writers, critics, and lecturers from the Nineteen Fifties throughout the Nineteen Eighties. This research files conversations either particular, reminiscent of essays and letters, and oblique, corresponding to the fiction of Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Alice Walker, Cynthia Ozick, Toni Morrison, and James Baldwin. the aim is to appreciate how this discussion has engendered misperceptions and misunderstandings, and the way blacks and Jews in the US have either sought and resisted assimilation.

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