Ghetto Comedies

Author: Israel Zangwill

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 374943400X

Category: Fiction

Page: 381

View: 650

I cannot pretend that my ambition to paint the Man of Sorrows had any religious inspiration, though I fear my dear old dad at the Parsonage at first took it as a sign of awakening grace. And yet, as an artist, I have always been loath to draw a line between the spiritual and the beautiful; for I have ever held that the beautiful has in it the same infinite element as forms the essence of religion. But I cannot explain very intelligibly what I mean, for my brush is the only instrument through which I can speak. And if I am here paradoxically proposing to use my pen to explain what my brush failed to make clear, it is because the criticism with which my picture of the Man of Sorrows has been assailed drives me to this attempt at verbal elucidation. My picture, let us suppose, is half-articulate; perhaps my pen can manage to say the other half, especially as this other half mainly consists of things told me and things seen. And in the first place, let me explain that the conception of the picture which now hangs in its gilded frame is far from the conception with which I started-was, in fact, the ultimate stage of an evolution-for I began with nothing deeper in my mind than to image a realistic Christ, the Christ who sat in the synagogue of Jerusalem, or walked about the shores of Galilee. As a painter in love with the modern, it seemed to me that, despite the innumerable representations of Him by the masters of all nations, few, if any, had sought their inspiration in reality. Each nation had unconsciously given Him its own national type, and though there was a subtle truth in this, for what each nation worshipped was truly the God made over again in its own highest image, this was not the truth after which I was seeking. I started by rejecting the blonde, beardless type which Da Vinci and others have imposed upon the world, for Christ, to begin with, must be a Jew. And even when, in the course of my researches for a Jewish model, I became aware that there were blonde types, too, these seemed to me essentially Teutonic. A characteristic of the Oriental face, as I figured it, was a sombre majesty, as of the rabbis of Rembrandt, the very antithesis of the ruddy gods of Walhalla. The characteristic Jewish face must suggest more of the Arab than of the Goth.

Ghetto Comedies

Author: I. I. Zangwill

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781727601657


Page: 358

View: 3708

Simultaneously with the publication of these 'Ghetto Comedies' a fresh edition of my 'Ghetto Tragedies' is issued, with the original title restored. In the old definition a comedy could be distinguished from a tragedy by its happy ending. Dante's Hell and Purgatory could thus appertain to a 'comedy.' This is a crude conception of the distinction between Tragedy and Comedy, which I have ventured to disregard, particularly in the last of these otherwise unassuming stories.

Ghetto Comedies 1907

Author: Israel Zangwill

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9780766163775

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 1935

1907. Simultaneously with the publication of these Ghetto Comedies, a fresh edition of Zangwill's Ghetto Tragedies was issued. In the old definition a comedy could be distinguished from a tragedy by its happy ending. Dante's Hell and Purgatory could thus appertain to a comedy. This is a crude conception of the distinction between tragedy and comedy, which Zangwill ventured to disregard, particularly in the last of these otherwise unassuming stories situated in the London Ghetto.

Children of the Ghetto

A Study of a Peculiar People

Author: Israel Zangwill,Meri-Jane Rochelson

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814325933

Category: Fiction

Page: 523

View: 1458

"... [S]et in late nineteenth-century London, [it gives] an inside look into an immigrant community that was almost as mysterious to the more established middle-class Jews of Britain as to the non-Jewish population."--Cover, p. 4.

Selected Works of Israel Zangwill, V1

Children of the Ghetto, Ghetto Comedies

Author: Israel Zangwill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258352806


Page: 1072

View: 9159

In Two Volumes. Volume 1, Children Of The Ghetto, Ghetto Comedies; Volume 2, Ghetto Tragedies.

Studies in Contemporary Jewry

Volume IX: Modern Jews and Their Musical Agendas

Author: Ezra Mendelsohn

Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

ISBN: 9780195358827

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 386

This volume examines music's place in the process of Jewish assimilation into the modern European bourgeoisie and the role assigned to music in forging a new Jewish Israeli national identity, in maintaining a separate Sephardic identity, and in preserving a traditional Jewish life. Contributions include "On the Jewish Presence in Nineteenth Century European Musical Life," by Ezra Mendelsohn, "Musical Life in the Central European Jewish Village," by Philip V. Bohlman, "Jews and Hungarians in Modern Hungarian Musical Culture," by Judit Frigyesi, "New Directions in the Music of the Sephardic Jews," by Edwin Seroussi, "The Eretz Israeli Song and the Jewish National Fund," by Natan Shahar, "Alexander U. Boskovitch and the Quest for an Israeli Musical Style," by Jehoash Hirshberg, and "Music of Holy Argument," by Lionel Wolberger. The volume also contains essays, book reviews, and a list of recent dissertations in the field.

Besservisser beim Kaffeeklatsching

Deutsche Wörter im Ausland - ein Lexikon

Author: Sven Siedenberg

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641033098

Category: Art

Page: 255

View: 4858

Deutsch als Exportschlager Dass die deutsche Sprache voller Anglizismen ist, ist bekannt. Dass aber auch viele deutsche Wörter »ausgewandert« sind, weiß kaum jemand. Sven Siedenberg stellt dem staunenden Leser die populärsten und skurrilsten Germanismen mit vielen Erläuterungen zu Herkunft und Bedeutung vor. Denn oft verraten die Sprachexporte, wie die deutsche Kultur im Ausland wahrgenommen wird. Kein langweiliges Wörterbuch, sondern überraschend amüsante Beispiele aus dem täglichen Sprachgebrauch.

The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories

Author: Ilan Stavans

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195110196

Category: Fiction

Page: 493

View: 5585

Presents the work of more than fifty notable Jewish writers from a dozen countries and from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, including Sholem Aleichem, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Cynthia Ozick

The Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History

Author: W. Rubinstein,Michael A. Jolles

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230304664

Category: History

Page: 1069

View: 5948

This authoritative and comprehensive guide to key people and events in Anglo-Jewish history stretches from Cromwell's re-admittance of the Jews in 1656 to the present day and contains nearly 3000 entries, the vast majority of which are not featured in any other sources.

The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Author: Dinah Birch

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191030848

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1184

View: 1172

The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.

Dreamer of the ghetto

the life and works of Israel Zangwill

Author: Joseph H. Udelson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 314

View: 8700

A biography of Israel Zangwill (1864-1926), the author of "Children of the Ghetto" and "Dreamers of the Ghetto." Zangwill was the originator of the "melting pot" view of American society, and adopted the ideas of assimilation and intermarriage. Udelson says that Zangwill was unable either to resolve or accept the conflict resulting from the clash of Jewish and Western values.

Nineteenth-Century Jewish Literature

A Reader

Author: Jonathan M. Hess,Maurice Samuels,Nadia Vaiman

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804786194

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 2270

Recent scholarship has brought to light the existence of a dynamic world of specifically Jewish forms of literature in the nineteenth century—fiction by Jews, about Jews, and often designed largely for Jews. This volume makes this material accessible to English speakers for the first time, offering a selection of Jewish fiction from France, Great Britain, and the German-speaking world. The stories are remarkably varied, ranging from historical fiction to sentimental romance, to social satire, but they all engage with key dilemmas including assimilation, national allegiance, and the position of women. Offering unique insights into the hopes and fears of Jews experiencing the dramatic impact of modernity, the literature collected in this book will provide compelling reading for all those interested in modern Jewish history and culture, whether general readers, students, or scholars.

On Modern Jewish Politics

Author: Institute of Contemporary Jewry and Department of Russian Studies The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ezra Mendelsohn Professor of History

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195365046

Category: History

Page: 184

View: 7534

This book is a concise guide to and analysis of the complexities of modern Jewish politics in the interwar European and American diaspora. "Jewish politics" refers to the different and opposing visions of the Jewish future as formulated by various Jewish political parties and organizations and their efforts to implement their programs and thereby solve the "Jewish question." Mendelsohn begins by attempting a typology of these Jewish political parties and organizations, dividing them into a number of schools or "camps." He then suggests a "geography" of Jewish politics by locating the core areas of the various camps. There follows an analysis of the competition among the various Jewish political camps for hegemony in the Jewish world--an analysis that pays particular attention to the situation in the United States and Poland, the two largest diasporas, in the 1920s and 1930s. The final chapters ask the following questions: what were the sources of appeal of the various Jewish political camps (such as the Jewish left and Jewish nationalism), to what extent did the various factions succeed in their efforts to implement their plans for the Jewish future, and how were Jewish politics similar to, or different from, the politics of other minority groups in Europe and America? Mendelsohn concludes with a discussion of the great changes that have occurred in the world of Jewish politics since World War II.