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The Rise of David Levinsky: Realism, Sex, and Capital
Mar 10 2011


VIVIAN LEFSKY HORT MEMORIAL LECTURE • MAX WEINREICH CENTER

Eitan Kensky, Harvard University

This paper looks at Abraham Cahan’s 1917 novel The Rise of David Levinsky within the context of Yiddish and American realism. Cahan’s novel presents a knotty intertwining of clothing, sex, and capitalism that can only be unpacked by understanding the nuances of his literary thought.



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