American Naturalism and the Jews: Garland, Norris, Dreiser, by Donald Pizer

By Donald Pizer

another way recognized for his or her revolutionary social values, Hamlin Garland, Frank Norris, Theodore Dreiser, Edith Wharton, and Willa Cather all additionally expressed robust anti-Semitic prejudices all through their fiction, essays, letters, and different writings, generating a contradiction in American literary background that has stymied students and, before, long gone mostly unexamined. during this step forward learn, Donald Pizer confronts this disconcerting pressure of anti-Semitism pervading American letters and tradition, exhibiting how those writers' racist impulses represented greater than simply own biases, yet resonated with better social and ideological activities inside American tradition, together with such a number of routine because the western farmers' populist insurrection and the East Coast patricians' revulsion opposed to immigration.

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