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Meditations on Jewish Creative Identity

Representations of the Jewish Artist in the Works of German-Jewish Writers from Heine to Feuchtwanger


Helen Ferstenberg

Contents: Jewishness, Poesy, and the Artist in the Writings of Heinrich Heine – Assimilation and the Artist: Berthold Auerbach’s and Karl Emil Franzos’s Meditations on Jewish Creative Identity – The Difference of the Jewish Artist: Arthur Schnitzler and Debates on Jewish Creativity in the Viennese Fin-de-Siècle – The Artist Beyond German Culture: Zionist Thought, the Search for an Alternative Jewish Creative Identity, and the Case of Lion Feuchtwanger.