In an try to lend a extra nuanced ear to the continuing discussion among African and Jewish american citizens, Emily Budick examines the works of a number of writers, critics, and teachers from the Nineteen Fifties throughout the Nineteen Eighties. This research files conversations either specific, comparable to essays and letters, and oblique, comparable to the fiction of Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Alice Walker, Cynthia Ozick, Toni Morrison, and James Baldwin. the aim is to appreciate how this discussion has engendered misperceptions and misunderstandings, and the way blacks and Jews in the US have either sought and resisted assimilation.
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