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Coney Island, U.S.A.: America in the Yiddish Literary Imagination

Roskies, David G.

In the Yiddish literary imagination, Coney Island was where past and future, longing and loathing, the individual and the collective converged. From the poetry of Rosenfeld and Halpern to the prose of Asch and I. B. Singer, it stood at the boundary between Exile and the Promised Land.

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The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature
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Cambridge University Press

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Jewish Theological Seminary
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February 19, 2015