Jewish literatures in Spanish and Portuguese: A comprehensive handbook

Ruth Fine*, Susanne Zepp

*Corresponding author for this work

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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 languageAmerican English
Publisherde Gruyter
Number of pages678
ISBN (Electronic)9783110563795
ISBN (Print)9783110531060
StatePublished - 24 Oct 2022

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  • Comparative literature
  • Cultural history
  • Jewish studies
  • Romance literary studies


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