Anti-Semitism and Israel in British Jewish Fiction: Perspectives on Clive Sinclair’s 'Blood Libels' (1985) and Howard Jacobson’s 'The Finkler Question' (2010)

Stähler, Axel (2013) Anti-Semitism and Israel in British Jewish Fiction: Perspectives on Clive Sinclair’s 'Blood Libels' (1985) and Howard Jacobson’s 'The Finkler Question' (2010). Jewish Culture and History, 14 (2-3). pp. 112-125. ISSN 1462-169X. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/1462169X.2013.805899) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Recently Howard Jacobson’s Booker Prize winning novel The Finkler Question (2010) and Peter Kosminsky’s controversial TV mini-series The Promise (2011) have forcefully re-introduced the issue of Israel to British Jewish cultural creativity. Both need to be understood not only in the context of contemporary British Jewish cultural creativity but also of the earlier literary engagement with Israel in British Jewish fiction. Focusing in particular on Clive Sinclair’s Blood Libels (1985) and Jacobson’s novel, this article traces notions of Israel in British Jewish fiction since its establishment in 1948 to the present day.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: British Jewish literature, Jewishness, Israel, antisemitism, Howard Jacobson, Clive Sinclair, Peter Kosminsky
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages (inc film, TV and radio studies) > PB2985 Radio and Television Studies
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Comparative Literature
Depositing User: Axel Staehler
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2013 14:39 UTC
Last Modified: 21 May 2015 10:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36808 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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