The Prairie Schooner Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Writing
Edited by Hilda Raz
University of Nebraska Press, 1998
About the Book:
Bringing together a wide selection of contemporary poets, essayists, and fiction writers, this vivid collection demonstrates the continuing vitality of Jewish American writing. Featured are well-known Jewish American writers alongside fresh, emerging talents. There are new stories by (among others) Rebecca Goldstein and Faye Moskowitz and essays by Michael Blumenthal, Irena Klepfisz, Robin Becker, and Sanford Pinsker. Perhaps most striking is the impressive array of poets, from Ruth Behar to Mark Rudman to Eleanor Wilner. All provide tangible support for Sanford Pinsker’s wry observation that “the demise of Jewish-American writing has been much exaggerated.”
A collection that embraces tradition and innovation, and that is as diverse as it is consistently stimulating, this anthology will be required reading for enthusiasts of contemporary American literature.