Writing His Way Into History

By Adam Kirsch

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), December 2008

Kirsch examines the literary writings of Benjamin Disraeli, the only Jewish prime minister of England. Disraeli combines the different personality types of man of letters and the man of action. Reviewing his most personal novel, the Bildungsroman, Contarini Fleming, Kirsch argues that Disraeli's Jewishness influenced the combining of sublime poetry with workday politics in his own life, contrary to the reigning Romantic spirit.

Topic: Literature, Political Behavior, History, Artistic Expression, Jewish Identity, Politics, Identity

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 39/655

Page Number(s): 8-9

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United Kingdom

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Kirsch, Adam. Writing His Way Into History. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). December 2008: 8-9. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6212


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