Antonio's Devils: Writers of the Jewish Enlightenment and by Jeremy Dauber

By Jeremy Dauber

Antonio's Devils bargains either traditionally and theoretically with the origins of contemporary Hebrew and Yiddish literature through tracing the growth of some amazing writers who, for varied purposes and in a number of methods, brought up Scripture for his or her personal function, as Antonio's "devil," Shylock, does in The service provider of Venice.

By reading the paintings of key figures within the early historical past of Jewish literature throughout the prism in their allusions to classical Jewish texts, the publication focuses recognition at the outstanding and hugely complicated ideas the maskilim hired to accomplish their polemical and ideological objectives. Dauber makes use of this technique to check foundational texts by way of the various Jewish Enlightenment's finest and critical authors, achieving new and sometimes incredible conclusions.

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