The Resource The Marriage Plot : Or, How Jews Fell in Love with Love, and with Literature, (ebook)

The Marriage Plot : Or, How Jews Fell in Love with Love, and with Literature, (ebook)

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The Marriage Plot : Or, How Jews Fell in Love with Love, and with Literature
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The Marriage Plot
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Or, How Jews Fell in Love with Love, and with Literature
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eng
Summary
For nineteenth-century Eastern European Jews, modernization entailed the abandonment of arranged marriage in favor of the "love match." Romantic novels taught Jewish readers the rules of romance and the choreography of courtship. But because these new conceptions of romance were rooted in the Christian and chivalric traditions, the Jewish embrace of "the love religion" was always partial. In The Marriage Plot, Naomi Seidman considers the evolution of Jewish love and marriage though the literature that provided Jews with a sentimental education, highlighting a persistent ambivalence in the Jewish adoption of European romantic ideologies. Nineteenth-century Hebrew and Yiddish literature tempered romantic love with the claims of family and community, and treated the rules of gender complementarity as comedic fodder. Twentieth-century Jewish writers turned back to tradition, finding pleasures in matchmaking, intergenerational ties, and sexual segregation. In the modern Jewish voices of Sigmund Freud, Erica Jong, Philip Roth, and Tony Kushner, the Jewish heretical challenge to the European romantic sublime has become the central sexual ideology of our time
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Midwest
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Seidman, Naomi
Dewey number
809/.88924
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Stanford Studies in Jewish History and C
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  • Jewish literature
  • Jewish literature
  • Jewish marriage customs and rites
  • Marriage customs and rites in literature
  • Love in literature
  • Sex in literature
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adult
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The Marriage Plot : Or, How Jews Fell in Love with Love, and with Literature, (ebook)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780804799621
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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MWT11884981
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remote
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11884981
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MWT11884981
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The Marriage Plot : Or, How Jews Fell in Love with Love, and with Literature, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780804799621
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11884981
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11884981
System control number
MWT11884981
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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