The Rise of David Levinsky

The Rise of David Levinsky Author Abraham Cahan
ISBN-10 9780486146355
Release 2013-03-21
Pages 384
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A young Hasidic Jew seeks his fortune in New York's Lower East Side. He turns from his religious studies to focus on the business world, where he discovers the high price of assimilation.



The Rise of David Levinsky

The Rise of David Levinsky Author Bobby Paul
ISBN-10 0573681643
Release 1988
Pages 100
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Abraham Cahan s The Rise of David Levinsky

Abraham Cahan s  The Rise of David Levinsky Author Beat Sommer
ISBN-10 OCLC:637707541
Release 1984
Pages 134
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The Rise of David Levinsky Introduction by John Higham

The Rise of David Levinsky   Introduction by John Higham Author Abraham Cahan
ISBN-10 OCLC:504899233
Release 1966
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The Rise of Abraham Cahan

The Rise of Abraham Cahan Author Seth Lipsky
ISBN-10 9780805243109
Release 2013-10-15
Pages 240
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Part of the Jewish Encounters series The first general-interest biography of the legendary editor of the Jewish Daily Forward, the newspaper of Yiddish-speaking immigrants that inspired, educated, and entertained millions of readers; helped redefine journalism during its golden age; and transformed American culture. Already a noted journalist writing for both English-language and Yiddish newspapers, Abraham Cahan founded the Yiddish daily in New York City in 1897. Over the next fifty years he turned it into a national newspaper that changed American politics and earned him the adulation of millions of Jewish immigrants and the friendship of the greatest newspapermen of his day, from Lincoln Steffens to H. L. Mencken. Cahan did more than cover the news. He led revolutionary reforms—spreading social democracy, organizing labor unions, battling communism, and assimilating immigrant Jews into American society, most notably via his groundbreaking advice column, A Bintel Brief. Cahan was also a celebrated novelist whose works are read and studied to this day as brilliant examples of fiction that turned the immigrant narrative into an art form. Acclaimed journalist Seth Lipsky gives us the fascinating story of a man of profound contradictions: an avowed socialist who wrote fiction with transcendent sympathy for a wealthy manufacturer, an internationalist who turned against the anti-Zionism of the left, an assimilationist whose final battle was against religious apostasy. Lipsky’s Cahan is a prism through which to understand the paradoxes and transformations of the American Jewish experience. A towering newspaperman in the manner of Horace Greeley and Joseph Pulitzer, Abraham Cahan revolutionized our idea of what newspapers could accomplish. (With 16 pages of black-and-white illustrations.)



Yekl

Yekl Author Abraham Cahan
ISBN-10 1409978648
Release 2009-09
Pages 102
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Abraham Cahan (1860-1951) was a Russian-American novelist and labor leader. His family, which was devoutly Orthodox, moved in 1866 to Wilna; there young Cahan received the usual Jewish preparatory education for the rabbinate. He, however, was attracted by secular knowledge and clandestinely studied the Russian language, ultimately prevailing on his parents to allow him to enter the Teachers Institute of Wilna, from which he was graduated in 1881. He was appointed teacher in a Jewish government school in Velizh, Vitebsk, in the same year; but a domiciliary visit by the police, resulting from his connection with the revolutionary movement, caused him to flee the country. In 1882 he emigrated to the United States to escape the mass roundups of revolutionaries following the assassination of Russia's Tsar Alexander II. He was the founder-editor of the Yiddish newspaper, Forverts. A Providential Match was the first of Cahan's tales to be published, in 1895. His first novel was Yekl: A Tale of the New York Ghetto (1896). His next work of fiction was, The Imported Bridegroom, and Other Stories (1898). Another important work, The Rise of David Levinsky was published in 1917.



The Need to Assimilate Searching for an American Identity in Abraham Cahan s The Rise of David Levinsky and James Weldon Johnson s The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man

The Need to Assimilate  Searching for an American Identity in Abraham Cahan s  The Rise of David Levinsky  and James Weldon Johnson s  The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man Author Sonja Longolius
ISBN-10 9783638871150
Release 2007-12
Pages 20
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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, Free University of Berlin (John-F.-Kennedy Institut ), course: 'The Subaltern Speaks': Minority Literature in the USA, 12 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Around World War One, two American authors from different minority backgrounds published their seemingly unlike novels. In 1912, the African American diplomat and writer James Weldon Johnson published his narrative "The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man" anonymously, and in 1917, the Jewish American editor and journalist Abraham Cahan put out his novel "The Rise of David Levinsky." Despite all differences obvious between the authors and their protagonists, both novels nevertheless describe at their core the need to assimilate, the search for an American identity and the costs of assimilation. In their quest for an American identity, both protagonists, the former Orthodox Jew from Russia and the anonymous, light-skinned African American, chose to escape white Anglo-Saxon Protestant hostility towards their minority status by assimilating respectively by passing as far as possible into the dominant culture of white American society. The need to assimilate derives from the fear of marginalization and the hostility shown towards minority groups in America. It is precisely this threatening attitude in combination with a longing to take part in the dominant culture of American society that finally forces these characters to assimilate respectively to pass entirely. Despite their minority backgrounds, both protagonists manage to enter the dominant culture at last. But even though both men live up to a life of financial and social success at the end of the novels, their narratives are not simply average American success-stories, but rather tragic tales on the high costs of assimilation. Levinsky and the Ex-Colored Man live the classical American dream from "rags to riches," but in the end, both must nevert



World of Our Fathers

World of Our Fathers Author Irving Howe
ISBN-10 9780814736852
Release 2005-10-01
Pages 768
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A new 30th Anniversary paperback edition of an award-winning classic. Winner of the National Book Award, 1976 World of Our Fathers traces the story of Eastern Europe's Jews to America over four decades. Beginning in the 1880s, it offers a rich portrayal of the East European Jewish experience in New York, and shows how the immigrant generation tried to maintain their Yiddish culture while becoming American. It is essential reading for those interested in understanding why these forebears to many of today's American Jews made the decision to leave their homelands, the challenges these new Jewish Americans faced, and how they experienced every aspect of immigrant life in the early part of the twentieth century. This invaluable contribution to Jewish literature and culture is now back in print in a new paperback edition, which includes a new foreword by noted author and literary critic Morris Dickstein.



Yekl and the Imported Bridegroom and Other Stories of the New York Ghetto

Yekl and the Imported Bridegroom and Other Stories of the New York Ghetto Author Abraham Cahan
ISBN-10 9780486122571
Release 2012-03-07
Pages 272
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Yekl (1896), the first novel upon which the much acclaimed film Hester Street was based, was probably the first novel in English that had a hero from the New York's East Side.



The Russian Debutante s Handbook

The Russian Debutante s Handbook Author Gary Shteyngart
ISBN-10 1573229881
Release 2002
Pages 476
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In a novel about being an outsider in America and what it means to be an American, Vladimir, a young Russian-American immigrant, pursues his dreams of success, wealth, and a girlfriend, as his quest takes him deep into uncharted territory.



The Passing Game

The Passing Game Author Warren Hoffman
ISBN-10 0815632029
Release 2009
Pages 206
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This work examines the 1907 Yiddish play 'God of Vengeance' by Sholem Asch, the cross-dressing films of Yiddish actress Molly Picon, and several short stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer.



Glamorama

Glamorama Author Bret Easton Ellis
ISBN-10 9780307756428
Release 2010-06-09
Pages 560
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The author of American Psycho and Less Than Zero continues to shock and haunt us with his incisive and brilliant dissection of the modern world. In his most ambitious and gripping book yet, Bret Easton Ellis takes our celebrity obsessed culture and increases the volume exponentially. Set in 90s Manhattan, Victor Ward, a model with perfect abs and all the right friends, is seen and photographed everywhere, even in places he hasn't been and with people he doesn't know. He's living with one beautiful model and having an affair with another onthe eve of opening the trendiest nightclub in New York City history. And now it's time to move to the next stage. But the future he gets is not the one he had in mind. With the same deft satire and savage wit he has brought to his other fiction, Bret Ellis gets beyond the facade and introduces us, unsparingly, to what we always feared was behind it. Glamorama shows us a shadowy looking-glass reality, the juncture where fame and fashion and terror and mayhem meet and then begin to resemble the familiar surface of our lives.



The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man

The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man Author James Weldon Johnson
ISBN-10 9780486111155
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 112
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African-American writer's pioneering novel parallels his own life, probes the psychological aspects of "passing for white," and examines the American caste and class system. Major contribution to American literature.



Fashion and Fiction

Fashion and Fiction Author Lauren S. Cardon
ISBN-10 9780813938639
Release 2016-04-05
Pages 232
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During the twentieth century, the rise of the concept of Americanization—shedding ethnic origins and signs of "otherness" to embrace a constructed American identity—was accompanied by a rhetoric of personal transformation that would ultimately characterize the American Dream. The theme of self-transformation has remained a central cultural narrative in American literary, political, and sociological texts ranging from Jamestown narratives to immigrant memoirs, from slave narratives to Gone with the Wind, and from the rags-to-riches stories of Horatio Alger to the writings of Barack Obama. Such rhetoric feeds American myths of progress, upward mobility, and personal reinvention. In Fashion and Fiction, Lauren S. Cardon draws a correlation between the American fashion industry and early twentieth-century literature. As American fashion diverged from a class-conscious industry governed by Parisian designers to become more commercial and democratic, she argues, fashion designers and journalists began appropriating the same themes of self-transformation to market new fashion trends. Cardon illustrates how canonical twentieth-century American writers, including Edith Wharton, Theodore Dreiser, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Nella Larsen, symbolically used clothing to develop their characters and their narrative of upward mobility. As the industry evolved, Cardon shows, the characters in these texts increasingly enjoyed opportunities for individual expression and identity construction, allowing for temporary performances that offered not escapism but a testing of alternate identities in a quest for self-discovery.



How to Read the Air

How to Read the Air Author Dinaw Mengestu
ISBN-10 9781101444351
Release 2010-10-14
Pages 320
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From the prizewinning international literary star: the searing and powerful story of one man's search for redemption. Dinaw Mengestu's first novel, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, earned the young writer comparisons to Bellow, Fitzgerald, and Naipaul, and garnered ecstatic critical praise and awards around the world for its haunting depiction of the immigrant experience. Now Mengestu enriches the themes that defined his debut with a heartbreaking literary masterwork about love, family, and the power of imagination, which confirms his reputation as one of the brightest talents of his generation. One early September afternoon, Yosef and Mariam, young Ethiopian immigrants who have spent all but their first year of marriage apart, set off on a road trip from their new home in Peoria, Illinois, to Nashville, Tennessee, in search of a new identity as an American couple. Soon, their son, Jonas, will be born in Illinois. Thirty years later, Yosef has died, and Jonas needs to make sense of the volatile generational and cultural ties that have forged him. How can he envision his future without knowing what has come before? Leaving behind his marriage and job in New York, Jonas sets out to retrace his mother and father's trip and weave together a family history that will take him from the war-torn Ethiopia of his parents' youth to his life in the America of today, a story—real or invented—that holds the possibility of reconciliation and redemption. Watch a Video



A Free Life

A Free Life Author Ha Jin
ISBN-10 9780375425264
Release 2007-10-30
Pages 432
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A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year: Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Entertainment Weekly, Slate In A Free Life, Ha Jin follows the Wu family — father Nan, mother Pingping, and son Taotao — as they sever their ties with China in the aftermath of the 1989 massacre at Tiananmen Square and begin a new life in the United States. As Nan takes on a number of menial jobs, eventually operating a restaurant with Pingping, he struggles to adapt to the American way of life and to hold his family together, even as he pines for a woman he loved and lost in his youth. Ha Jin's prodigious talents are in full force as he brilliantly brings to life the struggles and successes of the contemporary immigrant experience. From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Downtown Jews

The Downtown Jews Author Ronald Sanders
ISBN-10 0486255107
Release 1969
Pages 477
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The Downtown Jews has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Downtown Jews also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Downtown Jews book for free.