By Susanne Zepp
As "New Christians" in an illiberal global, those thinkers labored in the tensions in their ancient context to query norms and dogmas. some time past, students have serious about the Jewish origins of such significant figures in literature and philosophy. via shut readings of those texts, Zepp strikes the controversy clear of the slender query of the authors' origins to target the leading edge methods those authors subverted and transcended conventional genres. She translates the alterations that came about in quite a few literary genres and works of the interval in the broader old context of the 16th and 17th centuries, demonstrating the level to which the improvement of early glossy subjective awareness and its expression in literary works might be defined partly as a universalization of initially Jewish experiences.
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