By Gloria L Cronin

Jewish-American writing holds a necessary position in America's literary culture, and Jewish-American writers have flourished in lots of genres, together with fiction, drama, and poetry. This publication examines a lot of those authors and works, concentrating on those who are a part of the highschool and school curriculum.

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