American Naturalism and the Jews: Garland, Norris, Dreiser, by Donald Pizer

By Donald Pizer

another way recognized for his or her revolutionary social values, Hamlin Garland, Frank Norris, Theodore Dreiser, Edith Wharton, and Willa Cather all additionally expressed robust anti-Semitic prejudices all through their fiction, essays, letters, and different writings, generating a contradiction in American literary heritage that has stymied students and, in the past, long past principally unexamined. during this step forward learn, Donald Pizer confronts this disconcerting pressure of anti-Semitism pervading American letters and tradition, exhibiting how those writers' racist impulses represented greater than simply own biases, yet resonated with greater social and ideological activities inside of American tradition, together with such numerous activities because the western farmers' populist rebellion and the East Coast patricians' revulsion opposed to immigration.

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