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By Norman Ravvin

Targeting the way in which Jewish heritage - really the Holocaust - and culture tell postwar Canadian and American Jewish literature, this article deals readings of the works of influential writers reminiscent of Saul Bellow, Leonard Cohen, Eli Mandel, Mordecai Richler, Chava Rosenfarb, Philip Roth and Nathaneal West. Norman Ravvin highlights the worries that those disparate writers proportion as Jewish writers in addition to locations their paintings within the context of the wider traditions of mulitculturalism, postcolonial writing, and demanding concept.

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