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Author Japtok, Martin

Title Growing up ethnic : nationalism and the Bildungsroman in African American and Jewish American fiction / by Martin Japtok
Published Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2005


Description 1 online resource (x, 201 pages)
Contents The autobiography of an ex-coloured man and Haunch, paunch, and jowl : two versions of passing -- Fanny herself and Plum bun : art and ethnic solidarity -- Brown girl, brownstones and Bread givers : reconciling ethnicity and individualism -- Ethnic nationalism and ethnic literary responses
Summary Growing Up Ethnic examines the presence of literary similarities between African American and Jewish American coming-of-age stories in the first half of the twentieth century; often these similarities exceed what could be explained by sociohistorical correspondences alone. Martin Japtok argues that these similarities result from the way both African American and Jewish American authors have conceptualized their "ethnic situation." The issue of "race" and its social repercussions certainly defy any easy comparisons. However, the fact that the ethnic situations are far from identical in the case
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-195) and index
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Subject American fiction -- African American authors -- History and criticism
American fiction -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism
Bildungsromans, American -- History and criticism
Judaism and literature -- United States
Maturation (Psychology) in literature.
African Americans in literature.
Ethnic groups in literature.
Ethnicity in literature.
Youth in literature.
Jews in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
African Americans in literature
American fiction -- African American authors
American fiction -- Jewish authors
Bildungsromans, American
Ethnic groups in literature
Ethnicity in literature
Jews in literature
Judaism and literature
Maturation (Psychology) in literature
Youth in literature
Ethnische Identität Motiv
United States
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781587295942