Jewish literatures in Spanish and Portuguese: a comprehensive handbook

Ruth Fine (Editor), Susanne Zepp (Editor)

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This volume offers a thorough introduction to Jewish world literatures in Spanish and Portuguese, which not only addresses the coexistence of cultures, but also the functions of a literary and linguistic space of negotiation in this context. From the Middle Ages to present day, the compendium explores the main Jewish chapters within Spanish- and Portuguese-language world literature, whether from Europe, Latin America, or other parts of the world. No comprehensive survey of this area has been undertaken so far. Yet only a broad focus of this kind can show how diasporic Jewish literatures have been (and are) - while closely tied to their own traditions - deeply intertwined with local and global literary developments; and how the aesthetic praxis they introduced played a decisive, formative role in the history of literature. With this epistemic claim, the volume aims at steering clear of isolationist approaches to Jewish literatures.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin ; Boston
PublisherWalter de Gruyter GmbH
Number of pages686
ISBN (Electronic)9783110563795
ISBN (Print)3110531062, 3110559382, 9783110531060, 9783110559385
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameDe Gruyter reference
PublisherDe Gruyter


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