Constructions of 'the Jew' in English Literature and Society: Racial Representations, 1875-1945

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 26, 1995 - Literary Criticism - 301 pages
Literary critics and cultural historians have for too long written the question of race out of mainstream accounts of English literature. In Constructions of "the Jew" in English Literature and Society Bryan Cheyette combines cultural theory, discourse analysis and new historicism with close readings of works by Arnold, Trollope and George Eliot, Buchan and Kipling, Shaw and Wells, Belloc and Chesterton, T. S. Eliot and Joyce to argue that the Jew lies at the heart of modern English literature and society: not as a stereotype, but as the embodiment of confusion and indeterminacy.
 

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Contents

Matthew Arnold
13
John Buchan and Rudyard
55
George Bernard Shaw
94
Hilaire Belloc
150
James Joyce
206
semitism and the crisis of representation
268
Index
293
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