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After the Tradition: Essays on Modern Jewish Writing
After the Tradition Essays on Modern Jewish Writing Author:Robert Alter The themes of Jewish identity and the paradox of survival are brilliantly illuminated in these 15 esssays by Robert Alter. Of central concern in these essays is not only the question of Jewish identity, but also the meaning of tradition in Jewish literature since the Holocaust.Mr. Alter investigates the works of Elie Wiesel, Saul Bellow, S. Y. ... more »Agnon, and Bernard Malamud to locate some of the most profound continuing themes of the Jewish mind adn imagination as revealed in the work of American and Israeli authors.