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Garrett, Leah 1966-

Works: 9 works in 45 publications in 3 languages and 5,077 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PJ5129.S43, 839.133
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Leah Garrett
The cross and other Jewish stories by Lamed Shapiro( )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shapiro's stories explore the nature of violence: the mob violence of pogroms committed against Jews; the traumatic aftereffects of rape, murder, and powerlessness; the murderous event that transforms the innocent child into witness and the rabbi's son into agitator. Within a society on the move, Shapiro's refugees from the shtetl and the traditional way of life are in desperate search of food, shelter, love, and things of beauty. Remarkably, and against all odds, they sometimes find what they are looking for. More often than not, the climax of their lives is a descent into terror."--BOOK JACKET
Journeys beyond the pale : Yiddish travel writing in the modern world by Leah Garrett( )

17 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journeys Beyond the Pale is the first book to examine how Yiddish writers, from Mendele Moycher Sforim to Der Nister to the famed Sholem Aleichem, used motifs of travel to express their complicated relationship with modernization. "This book is delicio
A Knight at the opera : Heine, Wagner, Herzl, Peretz, and the legacy of der Tannhäuser by Leah Garrett( )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Knight at the Opera examines the remarkable and unknown role that the medieval legend (and Wagner opera) Tannhäuser played in Jewish cultural life in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The book analyzes how three of the greatest Jewish thinkers of that era, Heinrich Heine, Theodor Herzl, and I.L. Peretz, used this central myth of Germany to strengthen Jewish culture and to attack anti-Semitism. In the original medieval myth, a Christian knight lives in sin with the seductive pagan goddess Venus in the Venusberg. He escapes her clutches and makes his way to Rome to seek absolution from the Pope. The Pope does not pardon Tannhäuser and he returns to the Venusberg. During the course of A Knight at the Opera, readers will see how Tannhäuser evolves from a medieval knight, to Heine German scoundrel in early modern Europe, to Wagner idealized German male, and finally to Peretz pious Jewish scholar in the Land of Israel. Venus herself also undergoes major changes from a pagan goddess, to a lusty housewife, to an overbearing Jewish mother. The book also discusses how the founder of Zionism, Theodor Herzl, was so inspired by Wagner opera that he wrote The Jewish State while attending performances of it, and he even had the Second Zionist Congress open to the music of Tannhäuser overture. A Knight at the Opera uses Tannhäuser as a way to examine the changing relationship between Jews and the broader world during the advent of the modern era, and to question if any art, even that of a prominent anti-Semite, should be considered taboo
Young lions : how Jewish authors reinvented the American war novel by Leah Garrett( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Young Lions: How Jewish Authors Reinvented the American War Novel shows how Jews, traditionally castigated as weak and cowardly, for the first time became the popular literary representatives of what it meant to be a soldier and what it meant to be an American. Revisiting best-selling works ranging from Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead to Joseph Heller's Catch-22, and uncovering a range of unknown archival material, Leah Garrett shows how Jewish writers used the theme of World War II to reshape the American public's ideas about war, the Holocaust, and the role of Jews in postwar life. In contrast to most previous war fiction these new Jewish war novels were often ironic, funny, and irreverent and sought to teach the reading public broader lessons about liberalism, masculinity, and pluralism"--Page 4 of cover
Cross and Other Jewish Stories by Leah Garrett( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernity in motion : images of travel in modern Yiddish literature by Leah Garrett( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jewish Labor Bund after the Holocaust : a comparative history by David Slucki( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This thesis examines the history of the Jewish Labor Bund after the Holocaust, and brings into focus its reorganization as a transnational movement. The post-war Bund, comprising local organizations in over a dozen countries was tiny, with only a few thousand members, yet its output was significant in many places. The six decades after Europe's liberation saw the publication of long-lasting Bundist journals and newspapers in Melbourne, New York, Paris, Mexico City, Tel Aviv, and Buenos Aires. These organizations were represented on local Jewish communal umbrella bodies. Bundists were active in cultural institutions, welfare bodies, and mutual aid societies. They also collaborated closely with the local socialist movement in most locations. Bundist calendars were crowded with lectures, meetings, discussions, cultural undertakings, fundraisers, commemorations, and anniversary celebrations. A few locations tried-mostly unsuccessfully-to foster youth movements. In terms of numbers, the post-war Bund never rose to great heights. At most, it numbered several thousand. Still, contemporary scholars can benefit from a closer analysis of what actually took place to this group of survivors. This thesis charts both the ideological and organizational debates that played out in the years following the war, as Bundists sought to revitalize their movement. It is about the Bundist notion of doikayt, literally 'here-ness', which demanded that Jews build viable Jewish communities in the places in which they lived. The doikayt principle shunned Jewish statehood as a solution to Jewish problems, and was based on the notion that there was no single Jewish centre or homeland. This thesis is about ideas, and the personalities behind them. It explores the challenges of people trying to resurrect an organization that had been nearly destroyed during the Holocaust. For many Bundists, the continuation of their movement provided comfort amidst the uncertainty of displacement. It helped them ease their way into their new surroundings. It was a meeting place in which they linked the past, present, and future. The Bund came to represent a slice of the home from which they had been torn so violently and abruptly. It was something permanent and safe that bridged the old world with the new lives they were forging in a variety of different settings. The history of the Bund after the Holocaust offers a great deal for historians. By looking comparatively at a number of Bundist communities, this thesis illuminates the post-war Jewish experience more broadly, and it examines the local factors that affected the different trajectories of Jewish communities. Through an exploration of the Bundists' experience, historians can gain an even broader understanding of the ways in which the Holocaust affected survivors, and of the way those survivors set about the task of rebuilding their lives. It is true that the Holocaust greatly weakened the Bund. It did not, however, destroy the movement. The establishment of the world Bund in 1947 marked the dawn of a new era in the Bund's history, which is the focus this study
Performance analysis of the component object model by Leah Garrett( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A Knight at the Opera: Heine, Wagner, Herzl, Peretz and the Legacy of Der Tannhäuser (Shofar Supplements in Jewish Studies) by Leah Garrett( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The cross and other Jewish stories
Journeys beyond the pale : Yiddish travel writing in the modern worldA Knight at the opera : Heine, Wagner, Herzl, Peretz, and the legacy of der Tannhäuser
Alternative Names
Garrett, Leah

Garrett, Leah V.

Garrett, Leah V. 1966-

English (43)

German (1)