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By Jeremy Dauber

Antonio's Devils offers either traditionally and theoretically with the origins of contemporary Hebrew and Yiddish literature by means of tracing the development of some extraordinary writers who, for numerous purposes and in a number of methods, pointed out Scripture for his or her personal function, as Antonio's "devil," Shylock, does in The service provider of Venice.

By interpreting 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 amazing and hugely advanced options the maskilim hired to accomplish their polemical and ideological ambitions. Dauber makes use of this system to envision foundational texts by way of a few of the Jewish Enlightenment's finest and demanding authors, attaining new and sometimes impressive conclusions.

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