German Jews and the Writing of Modern Life

in The Anti-Journalist

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print February 2008 | ISBN: 9780226709703
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226709727 | DOI:
German Jews and the Writing of Modern Life

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This chapter traces the often unexpected, frequently paradoxical, and mostly dolorous ways in which German-Jewish authors framed journalistic writing as a privileged emblem of acculturated German Jewry's spiritual plight. It examines a variety of fin-de-siècle couplings of journalism and Jewish identity, including some of the anti-Semitic texts to which Karl Kraus' “Heine and the Consequences” is frequently likened. This chapter analyzes the works of several German-Jewish authors including Adolf Jellinek, Moritz Goldstein, and Gerson Cohen.

Keywords: German-Jewish authors; journalistic writing; German Jewry; Jewish identity; Karl Kraus; Heine and the Consequences; Adolf Jellinek; Moritz Goldstein; Gerson Cohen

Chapter.  15439 words. 

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