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Gertrude Stein and the Making of Jewish Modernism

Amy Feinstein


Gertrude Stein and the Making of Jewish Modernism illuminates the idiosyncratic Jewish lexicon Gertrude Stein marshalled to associate modernism with Jewishness. Bridging modernist studies, Jewish studies, and the study of American literature, it establishes this inveterate experimenter as one of the premier Jewish modernists. Using archival research that radically changes our understanding of Stein’s oeuvre, Feinstein argues that an interest in Jewish nature was central to the many experiments in genre and style throughout Stein’s career. Although Stein explicitly discusses Jews in early schol ... More

Keywords: Gertrude Stein, Modernism, Jewish, Judaizes, Experiment, Archival research, Tradition, Matthew Arnold, American literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780813066318
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066318.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amy Feinstein, author