Skip to product information
1 of 1

University of North Carolina Press

The New Covenant: Jewish Writers and the American Idea

The New Covenant: Jewish Writers and the American Idea

Regular price $51.50 USD
Regular price Sale price $51.50 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.
Girgus defines the American idea as the set of values, beliefs, and traditions of democracy, equality, and republicanism and argues that writers of the New Covenant tradition challenged society to live up to its own imperatives for individual and cultural renewal. Abraham Cahan, Anzi Yezierska, Henry Roth, Johanna Kaplan, Philip Roth, Norman Mailer, Saul Bellow, and E. L. Doctorow formed a new poetics to articulate a modern version of the myth and ideology of America.

Originally published in 1984.

A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Author: Sam B. Girgus
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Published: 04/01/2011
Pages: 233
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.79lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.55d
ISBN: 9780807896709
View full details