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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 striking writers who, for numerous purposes and in numerous 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 background of Jewish literature during the prism in their allusions to classical Jewish texts, the ebook focuses consciousness at the exceptional and hugely complicated concepts the maskilim hired to accomplish their polemical and ideological targets. Dauber makes use of this system to ascertain foundational texts by means of the various Jewish Enlightenment's best and demanding authors, attaining new and infrequently awesome conclusions.

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