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Jewish Literature

Hermann Levin Goldschmidt

in The Legacy of German Jewry

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780823228263
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823237142 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823228263.003.0020
Jewish Literature

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This chapter examines the contribution of the German Jewry to the field of literature based on the 1886 book History of Jewish Literature by Gustav Karpeles. This book is divided into six periods: Biblical, Judaic-Hellenistic, Talmudic, Judaic-Arabic-Spanish, Rabbinic commentary, and Modern Jewish Literature. It provides profiles of the great writers produced by the Germany Jewry including Heinrich Heine, Karl Wolfskehl, and Franz Kafka. Another highlight of the Jewish literary achievements is the production many significant writers including Else Lasker-Schuler, Margarete Susman, Nelly Sachs, and Gertrud Kolmar.

Keywords: Germany Jewry; Jewish literature; History of Jewish Literature; Jewish writers

Chapter.  3191 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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