By Adam Zachary Newton

A interpreting of African American and Jewish American writers from Henry Roth and Ralph Ellison to Philip Roth and David Bradley. examining the paintings of such writers along and during each other, Newton's publication bargains an unique method of juxtaposing significant traditions in sleek American literature, and rethinking the occasionally vexed courting among constituencies regularly restricted to sociopolitical or media observation on my own. Newton combines Emmanuel Levinas's moral philosophy and Walter Benjamin's thought of allegory in shaping an cutting edge form of ethical-political feedback. via crafty, dialogical readings of Saul Bellow and Chester Himes, David Mamet and Anna Deavere Smith, and others, Newton seeks to symbolize American Blacks and Jews open air the distorting reflect of 'Black-Jewish Relations', and restrictive literary histories alike. a last bankruptcy addresses the Black/Jewish size of the O. J. Simpson trial.

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