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In Search of Identity and Spirituality in the Fiction of American Jewish Female Authors at the Turn of the 21st Century


Dorota Mihułka

The book discusses the issue of religiosity in the context of American Jewish literature, emphasizing the significance of Judaism as an indispensable element in the formation of American Jewish female identity. The empirical part of the book is devoted to a critical comprehensive analysis of selected fiction by contemporary American Jewish female writers, representatives of the third generation, whose works were published between 1980–2005. The literary analyses of the selected narratives reveal a strong connection between the identity of American Jewish women and Judaism, and the simultaneous need to modify it in the face of socio-political transformations occurring in the American society at the turn of the twenty-first century

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Series index


Text – Meaning – ContextCracow Studies in English Language, Literature and Culture

Edited by Elżbieta Chrzanowska-Kluczewska and Władysław Witalisz

Vol. 1

Alicja Witalisz (ed.): Migration, Narration, Communication. Cultural Exchanges in a Globalised World. 2011.

Vol. 2

Bożena Kucała: Intertextual Dialogue with the Victorian Past in the Contemporary Novel. 2012.

Vol. 3

Cinta Zunino: Mimesis and the Representation of Experience: Dramatic Theory and Practice in pre-Shakespearean Comedy (1560–1590). 2012.

Vol. 4

Grzegorz Szpila: Idioms in Salman Rushdie´s Novels. A Phraseo-Stylistic Approach. 2012.

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