Writing Our Lives

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Writing Our Lives

Autobiographies of American Jews, 1890-1990

Steven J Rubin

384 pages

Hardcover

August 1991

978-0-8276-0393-6

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About the Book

Twenty-eight selections from the writings of some of the best-known American-Jewish novelists, dramatists, critics, and historians span the social and cultural history of American Jews in the twentieth century. Often joyous, occasionally tragic, they provide a fascinating record—from immigration to assimilation, from life in the ghetto to the current movement by many to recapture their Jewish identity. At once personal and historical, the selections are poignant and moving testimonies to the perseverance of the American-Jewish people.

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