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Glikl och Esther i liv och dikt

Author

  • Inga-Lill Ceplitis

Summary, in Swedish

Abstract
The aim of my paper is to highlight on two works of woman –writers in yiddish literature, The memoirs of Glikl Hamel (1645-1741) and the lightly disguised auto-biographical novel, Deborah, by Esther Singer-Kreitman (1891-1954).The paper also describes the growth of the writers in strictly religious, Jewish families, Glikl´s in Germany, Esther´s in Poland.
Personal crisis were starting-point for their writing, for Glikl the death of her husband, for Esther an arranged, unsuccessful marriage. Glikl wrote for her children about generations of their family. Yikhes, ancestry, were important to Jews. The memoirs also documented contemporary cultural, social and historical cases. Esther´s marriage brought her to a new life in Antwerp and with the outbreak of the World War I to London.
The content of their literary works was personal but reflected firm structures of Jewish life, such as superiority of men to women, sons to daughters, Hebrew to Yiddish. Esther became involved in this. Above all ashkenazi women, especially intellectual, needed education and cultural and political consciousness.
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Department/s

Publishing year

2013

Language

Swedish

Document type

Student publication for Bachelor's degree

Topic

  • Languages and Literatures

Keywords

  • Jewish women in literature
  • Yiddisch literature
  • Ashkenazim
  • Autobiographical fiction
  • Poland

Supervisor

  • Jan Schwarz