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Identity and Ethos

A Festschrift for Sol Liptzin on the Occasion of His 85th Birthday

Mark H. Gelber

The essays collected in this Festschrift have been written by colleagues, friends, students, and admirers of Sol Liptzin, to be presented to him on the occasion of his 85th birthday. The essays are concerned with topics within the domains of literary and cultural study pursued and enriched by Sol Liptzin himself: (I) Yiddish literature, (II) German-Jewish studies and German literature proper, (III) English-German literary relations, (IV) Jews and Jewish literature in America, (V) Biblical themes in world literature and Jewish cultural history. The partial, selected bibliography of his publications included in this volume indicates, in a complementary way, the scope and energy of his engaging and lively mind.
Contents: On Yiddish, in Yiddish and for Yiddish: 500 Years of Yiddish Scholarship - Kabbalistic Ideas in the Women's Yiddish Prayer Book, Tkheenes - Imber as a Yiddish Poet - The Yiddish Theatre as a Species of Folk Art: Lateiner's The Jewish Heart - Sholem-Aleykhem's «Stantsye Baranoviths» - Asch, Leftwich, and Zweig's Der begrabene Leuchter - The Unpublished Letters of Beer-Hofmann to Bahr - Wogelein's Justice, Allegorical Justice, and Justice in Schnitzler's Die Frau des Richters - Neglected Nineteenth-Century German-Jewish Historical Fiction - Raabe and his Reputation Among Jews and Anti-Semites - Rosenzweig in Perspective: Reflections on his Last Diaries - A Dual Voice: Mary Shelley and Bettina von Arnim - The Changing Image of the Jew: Nathan the Wise and Shylock - The Austro-American Jewish Poet Waldinger - Bialik on America: The Transformation of an Inner Experience - The Beginnings of Hebrew Literature in America - Of History, Literature, and Charles Reznikoff - Cynthia Ozick and the Jewish Fantastic - Ranter Sexual Politics: Canticles in the England of 1650 - Biblical Realism in Silas Marner - The Representation of Biblical Women in Israeli Narrative Fiction: Some Transformations and Continuities - Jonah in the Belly of the Whale: The Iconography of a Passage Rite - Salanter and the Musar Movement.