In an try and lend a extra nuanced ear to the continued discussion among African and Jewish american citizens, Emily Budick examines the works of a number of writers, critics, and teachers from the Fifties during the Eighties. This research files conversations either particular, similar to essays and letters, and oblique, reminiscent of the fiction of Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Alice Walker, Cynthia Ozick, Toni Morrison, and James Baldwin. the aim is to appreciate how this discussion has engendered misperceptions and misunderstandings, and the way blacks and Jews in the US have either sought and resisted assimilation.

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