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Astro, Alan

Overview
Works: 13 works in 55 publications in 4 languages and 3,709 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Contributor, Creator, Other
Classifications: PR6003.E282, 848.91409
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Most widely held works by Alan Astro
Understanding Samuel Beckett by Alan Astro( )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Samuel Beckett presents an overview of the work of the Irish author whose most famous novels and plays--Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable, Waiting for Godot, and Endgame--are discussed in depth, alongside some less known earlier texts and later, shorter pieces. Alan Astro pays particular attention to Beckett's relationship with other authors, his debt to philosophers, his bilingualism, the psychoanalytic texture of his writing, and his manipulation of the first-person pronoun. --from publisher description
Radical French thought and the return of the "Jewish question" by Éric Marty( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For English-speaking readers, this book serves as an introduction to an important French intellectual whose work, especially on the issues of antisemitism and anti-Zionism, runs counter to the hostility shown toward Jews by some representatives of contemporary critical theory. It presents for the first time in English five essays by Éric Marty, previously published in France, with a new preface by the author addressed to his American readers. The focus of these essays is the debate in France and elsewhere in Europe concerning the "Jew." The first essay on Jean Genet, one of postwar France's most important literary figures, investigates the nature of Genet's virulent antisemitism and hatred of Israel and its significance for an understanding of contemporary phenomena. The curious reappearance of St. Paul in theological and political discourse is discussed in another essay, which describes and analyses the interest that secular writers of the far left have shown in Paul's "universalism" placed over and against Jewish or Israeli particularism. The remaining essays are more polemical in nature and confront the anti-Israeli attacks by Alain Badiou and Gilles Deleuze."--Back cover
Discourses of Jewish identity in twentieth-century France( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents voices from a paradoxical community: the Jews of France, long assimilated yet more expressive than ever of their particular concerns. It includes the first accounts of French survivors of death camps; effects of Jewish migration from North Africa to France; and the legacy of existentialism for constructs of Jewish identity
Yiddish south of the border : an anthology of Latin American Yiddish writing( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Splendor, decline, and rediscovery of Yiddish in Latin America( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the great population movements in history was that of Jews from Eastern Europe, millions of whom emigrated from the 1880s to the 1950s. They were bearers of a traditional but also modern culture in Yiddish, with a burgeoning literature, theater and press"--
Yidish tsṿey : a lernbikhl far miṭndiḳe ḳursn by Mordkhe Schaechter( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in Yiddish and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yiddish II : a textbook for intermediate courses by Mordkhe Schaechter( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yidish tsṿey : a lernbikhl far miṭndiḳe ḳursn by Mordkhe Schaechter( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in Yiddish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Le nom de Beckett by Alan Astro( )

1 edition published in 1990 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

La literatura yidish de Cuba by Alan Astro( )

1 edition published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Third-generation Holocaust narratives : memory in memoir and fiction( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This collection of new essays examines third-generation Holocaust narratives and the inter-generational transmission of trauma and memory. This collection demonstrates the ways in which memory of the Holocaust has been passed along inter-generationally from survivors to the second-generation--the children of survivors--to a contemporary generation of grandchildren of survivors--those writers who have come of literary age at a time that will mark the end of direct survivor testimony. This collection, in drawing upon a variety of approaches and perspectives, suggests the rich and fluid range of expression through which stories of the Holocaust are transmitted to and by the third generation, who have taken on the task of bearing witness to the enormity of the Holocaust and the ways in which this pronounced event has shaped the lives of the descendants of those who experienced the trauma first-hand. The essays collected--essays written by renowned scholars in Holocaust literature, philosophy, history, and religion as well as by third-generation writers--show that Holocaust literary representation has continued to flourish well into the twenty-first century, gaining increased momentum as a third generation of writers has added to the growing corpus of Holocaust literature. Here we find a literature that laments unrecoverable loss for a generation removed spatially and temporally from the extended trauma of the Holocaust. The third-generation writers, in writing against a contemporary landscape of post-apocalyptic apprehension and anxiety, capture and penetrate the growing sense of loss and the fear of the failure of memory. Their novels, short stories, and memoirs carry the Holocaust into the twenty-first century and suggest the future of Holocaust writing for extended generations. --
Understanding Samuel Beckett (Understanding modern European and Latin American literature) by Alan Astro( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Yidiš z̲wey : a lernbik̲l far mitndiqe qursn by Mordkhe Schaechter( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in Yiddish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Understanding Samuel Beckett
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Discourses of Jewish identity in twentieth-century FranceYiddish south of the border : an anthology of Latin American Yiddish writing
Alternative Names
Astro, Allen

Asṭro, Avraham

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