[PDF Download] Representing The Immigrant Experience

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Author: Marc Miller
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815631361
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Popular authors such as Sholem Aleichem and Sholem Asch gained multilingual fame in the early decades of the twentieth century with short stories and novels that represented a world foreign to many Jewish and non-Jewish readers alike. But the first Yiddish writer to serve successfully as an interpreter and representative of this world was Morris Rosenfeld. Marc Miller examines the career of Rosenfeld, a key figure in the development of Yiddish literature geared to American immigrants in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Rosenfeld's early sweatshop poems were designed to foment discontent with capitalism on the part of the working class. Although he began his career as a protest poet, Rosenfeld - with almost no Yiddish literary tradition to draw upon - soon moved beyond the narrow, propagandistic dimensions of his early work to produce some of the most lasting poetry in the Yiddish language. He abandoned his calls-to-arms and shifted the focus of his poetry to the immigrant self.

[PDF Download] Representing The Immigrant Experience

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Author: Marc Miller
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815631101
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 200
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Popular authors such as Sholem Aleichem and Sholem Asch gained multilingual fame in the early decades of the twentieth century with short stories and novels that represented a world foreign to many Jewish and non-Jewish readers alike. But the first Yiddish writer to serve successfully as an interpreter and representative of this world was Morris Rosenfeld. Marc Miller examines the career of Rosenfeld, a key figure in the development of Yiddish literature geared to American immigrants in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Rosenfeld's early "sweatshop" poems were designed to foment discontent with capitalism on the part of the working class. Although he began his career as a protest poet, Rosenfeld--with almost no Yiddish literary tradition to draw upon--soon moved beyond the narrow, propagandistic dimensions of his early work to produce some of the most lasting poetry in the Yiddish language. He abandoned his calls-to-arms and shifted the focus of his poetry to the immigrant self.

[PDF Download] Portuguese Studies Review

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Category : Africa, Portuguese-speaking
Languages : en
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[PDF Download] Journal Of Narrative Theory

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Category : American literature
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"Cultural studies, critical theory, poststructuralism, feminist theory, new historicism".

[PDF Download] Toward A New Metropolitanism

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Author: G√ľnter H. Lenz
Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
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International conference proceedings, New York University, February 2000, and Humboldt University, June-July 2000.

[PDF Download] Representing The Subaltern

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Author: Zelideth Maria Rivas
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[PDF Download] The Immigrant Experience In American Fiction

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Author: Roberta Simone
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Category : Reference
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Over 600 descriptive citations. Comprehensive coverage from the late 19th century through the first half of 1994 of adult and young adult novels, collections of stories, anthologies, and secondary sources.

[PDF Download] Commonwealth

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Category : Commonwealth countries
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[PDF Download] American Studies International

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Category : American literature
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[PDF Download] Libraries Immigrants And The American Experience

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Author: Plummer Alston Jones
Publisher: Praeger
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This is the first full-length, national scope treatment of American public library service to immigrants, which was a central and continuing mission from 1876, when the American Library Association (ALA) was founded, through 1948, when the ALA Committee on Work with the Foreign Born (ALA CWFB) disbanded. It focuses on the leaders of the movement who provided immigrants with information, personal attention, and the guidance they needed to adjust, survive, and thrive.

[PDF Download] The Net Of Nostalgia

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Author: Farzana Akhter
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Generally thought of as a yearning for recent past, or homesickness, nostalgia is seen as a sentiment that impairs living in the present. And in case of immigrants, nostalgia is thought of as a debilitating form of escapism and an inability to adapt to change and mobility. In this dissertation, contesting against the prevalent concept, I argue that immigrant nostalgia is neither a colored memory (Dyson 117) nor a romance with one's own fantasy (Boym xiii); rather, immigrant nostalgia has a socio-economic and political underpinning. By exploring the various nuances of immigrant experience delineated in the literary works of South Asian and Latino/a American writers from 1960 to the present, I explore the dynamics at work in generating nostalgia in the immigrant protagonists. The central argument of this dissertation is that nostalgia that afflicts the protagonists of immigrant literature does not spring from any idealized or imagined version of the past, nor is it triggered by a uniquely experienced past; instead, nostalgia is a complex state of mind that is triggered by socio-political and cultural alienation. Close scrutiny of the immigrant experience depicted in the selected literary texts reveals that immigrants' dissatisfied and disconnected condition in the adopted land is responsible for their homesickness and nostalgia. However, I go beyond the discussion of the causes of nostalgia and show how their nostalgia is actually is an intransigent desire for a secured and stable existence in the adopted land. I also highlight nostalgia's positive role in instrumenting the reformulation of the self that help the immigrant protagonists have a strong sense of themselves and their position in the adopted land. The dissertation also examines the functions of immigrant novels in the contemporary globalized world and takes a broader critical approach in drawing a connection between the disenfranchisement of immigrants and their tendency toward nostalgia. Finally, I conclude by arguing that the genre's preoccupations with the themes of nostalgia and cultural conflict may actually be read as attempts at representing the crises that immigrants go through in their process of adjusting to a new country.