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Jewish Women in Novels by Early Jewish Female Writers

Depictions of Jewish women in fiction or memoir by Jewish female writers prior in the 19th century and the first decades of the 20th were exceedingly rare, whether in English or translation.

That makes the works discussed ahead rare gems, even if they weren’t brilliant by the highest of  literary standards. All are eminently readable, however, and completely fascinating.

Working back from Vera Caspary’s Thicker Than Water (1932) to Amy Levy’s controversial Reuben Sachs (1888), these often autobiographical  novels (as well as one memoir) offer gritty, realistic portraits of Jewish family and romantic life of their times. Read More→


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