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Follow My Footprints
Changing Images of Women in American Jewish Fiction
Sylvia Barack Fishman, ed.

Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life

Brandeis University Press
1992 • 524 pp. 6 x 9"
Jewish Studies / Women's Studies

$40.00 Paperback, 978-0-87451-583-1

“A rich source of short stories and excerpts from novels, this anthology charts the changing portrayals of Jewish women by Jewish writers from the middle of the 19th century to the present . . . Insightful introduction, brief but helpful biocritical descriptions of each author, glossary of Yiddish and Hebrew terms, supplementary reading list. Highly recommended for readers at all levels.”

Twenty-one writers document the diverse representations and roles of Jewish women in American literature and culture.

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“The selections themselves, even apart from Fishman’s putting them into context, make engaging reading as pure literature or social documents.”—Kliatt Paperback Books Guide

SYLVIA BARACK FISHMAN directs the program in Contemporary Jewish Life in the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Department at Brandeis University, where she is a Professor. She is co-director of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute. Her most recent book, Jewish Life and American Culture (2000) explored the way American Jews negotiate the Jewish and secular pieces of their lives. Her earlier books include A Breath of Life: Feminism in the American Jewish Community (1993), named a 1994 Honor Book by the National Jewish Book Council; and Changing Minds: Feminism in Contemporary Orthodox Jewish Life (2000).

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