American Jewish Fiction: A Century of Stories

This anthology contains texts of American Jewish short prose. The book includes a whole century of unique works, beginning with the immigrant fictional literature of the early twentieth century and finishing with the stories of some modern writers. Reading these pages implies getting familiar with the marvellous and diverse literary tradition. The edition begins with the short stories by two profound immigrant writers of the early the twentieth century, Abraham Cahan and Anzia Yezierska. After that, the edition contains selected works of Jewish American authors of recent history such as Isaac Bashevis Singer, Saul Bellow, Grace Paley, Tillie Olsen, Bernard Malamud, and Philip Roth. The anthology ends with the short stories of contemporary writers, whose works illustrate the fascinating variety and life power of the modern Jewish American fictional literature.

American Jewish Fiction: A Century of Stories / ed. Gerald Shapiro; trans. from English Oleksandr Butsenko, Dariia Lytoshenko, and Natalia Komarova. – Kyiv: Dukh i Litera, 2020. – 552 p.

ISBN 978-966-378-816-6

The book was published with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.

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