The Jew in the Novels of Benito Pérez Galdós

The Jew in the Novels of Benito Pérez Galdós

Sara E. Schyfter

Hardback
$99.00

Tamesis Books

Overview

Overview

A study of Galdós' Jewish characters and what they tell us about the place of Jews in C19th Spanish society and culture.
Few Spanish novelists have dealt with the problem of religion and religious commitment more comprehensively than Benito Pérez Galdós. His lifelong preoccupation with man in search of transendence repeatedly led him to evaluate and criticize the religious institutions that stifled rather than helped man in his search. In the Jews, Galdós saw a people who, though victimized by religious intolerance, managed to survive persecution and affirm an abiding faith in God. He created Jewish characters throughout his long literary career and therefore presents the most comprehensive portrait of Jews as they existed in the culture, the religion and fabric of C19th Spanish society.

Details

January 1978
136 pages
24.2x16.2 cm
Monografias A
ISBN: 9780729300506
Format: Hardback
Tamesis Books
BIC GTB
BISAC LIT004050
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