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R. Barbara Gitenstein
SUNY Research Foundation, College at Oswego (Oswego, NY 13126-3501)

Yiddish Literary Influence on Jewish-American Fiction

To work toward a definition of the Jewish-American writer. PI contends that the Yiddish literary tradition is the most significant force in Jewish-American literature. Study will consider four authors--Isaac Bashevis Singer, Abraham Cohen, Saul Bellow, and Bernard Malamud, each of whom represents a possible relationship to the Yiddish language.

Project fields:
American Literature

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Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1977 – 8/31/1977