Israeli Literature and the American Reader

By Alan Mintz

American Jewish Committee (AJC), 1997

The author discusses Israeli literature since the 1960s and questions whether it has effectively reached American audiences. He argues that Israeli literature has failed to become part of the intellectual discourse and cultural repertoire of the American Jewish community because of the dynamics of translation and marketing. He discusses a selection of ten Israeli literary works as examples and suggests that this issue reflects a drifting apart of American and Israeli Jewry.

Topic: Literature, Diaspora Relations, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Culture, Israel Attachment

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Volume/Issue: Vol.97

Page Number(s): 93-114

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Mintz, Alan. Israeli Literature and the American Reader. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC). 1997: 93-114. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2091


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