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Gurley, David Gantt

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Works: 2 works in 8 publications in 1 language and 696 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by David Gantt Gurley
Meïr Aaron Goldschmidt and the poetics of Jewish fiction by David Gantt Gurley( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Me{uml}ir Aaron Goldschmidt and the Poetics of Jewish Fiction presents a bold new reading of one of Denmark's greatest writers of the nineteenth century, situating him, first and foremost, as a Jewish artist. Offering an alternative to the nationalistic discourse so prevalent in the scholarship, Gurley examines Goldschmidt's relationship to the Hebrew Bible and later rabbinical traditions, such as the Talmud and the Midrash. At the same time, he shows that Goldschmidt's midrashic style in a secular context predates certain narrative movements within Modern-ism that are usually associated with the twentieth century and especially Czech writer Franz Kafka. Goldschmidt was remarkable in his era, both as a writer who explored his peripheral identity in the mainstream of European culture and as a writer of the first truly Jewish bildungsroman. In this groundbreaking study of Goldschmidt's narrative art, Gurley refashions his position in both the Danish and Jewish literary canons and introduces his extraordinary work to a wider, non-Scandinavian audience
Meïr Aaron Goldschmidt and the poetics of prose by David Gantt Gurley( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My dissertation offers a new reading of one of Denmark's great writers of the nineteenth century as first and foremost a Jewish artist. By offering an alternative to the nationalistic discourse so prevalent in the scholarship, my study examines Goldschmidt's relationship to the Hebrew Bible and later Rabbinical traditions such as the Talmud and the Midrash. As a matter of narrative practice, Goldschmidt is hard-wired into Jewish story-telling traditions and my dissertation focuses on the pervasiveness of Biblical and Talmudic allusion in his works. At the same time, I show that Goldschmidt's midrashic style in a secular context predates certain narrative movements within Modernism that are usually associated with the twentieth century and especially the Czech writer Franz Kafka. Goldschmidt is remarkable in his era both for exploring his peripheral identity in the mainstream of European culture and as the writer of the first truly Jewish novel in Northern Europe. In offering a comprehensive study of his narrative art, my goal is to refashion Goldschmidt's position in both the Danish and Jewish literary canons and to introduce a wider non-Scandinavian audience to his extraordinary work. Goldschmidt should be considered a forerunner of Modernism, and one of the seminal figures in Biblical Realism helping to define the shape of the novel vis-a-vis the paradigms of tradition
 
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Gantt Gurley, David

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