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The Legacy of German Jewry$
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Hermann Levin Goldschmidt

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780823228263

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823228263.001.0001

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Jewish Literature

Jewish Literature

Chapter:
(p.161) Nineteen Jewish Literature
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The Legacy of German Jewry
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Hermann Levin Goldschmidt

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823228263.003.0020

This chapter examines the contribution of the German Jewry to the field of literature based on the 1886 book History of Jewish Literature by Gustav Karpeles. This book is divided into six periods: Biblical, Judaic-Hellenistic, Talmudic, Judaic-Arabic-Spanish, Rabbinic commentary, and Modern Jewish Literature. It provides profiles of the great writers produced by the Germany Jewry including Heinrich Heine, Karl Wolfskehl, and Franz Kafka. Another highlight of the Jewish literary achievements is the production many significant writers including Else Lasker-Schuler, Margarete Susman, Nelly Sachs, and Gertrud Kolmar.

Keywords:   Germany Jewry, Jewish literature, History of Jewish Literature, Jewish writers

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