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Homelands of the Heart: Israel and Jewish Identity in American Jewish Fiction

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Publication Date: January 1996

Publisher(s): Magnes Press (Jerusalem); Ben-Gurion Research Center

Author(s): Sylvia Barack Fishman

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Literature)

Keywords: American Jews; Literature

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The article examines depictions of Israel in current American Jewish fiction, using a case study Philip Roth's two works about Jews and Jewishness, a 1986 novel, The Counterlife, and a 1993 book, Operation Shylock.