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By Paul Reitter

Paul Reitter has gained acclaim as either a student and a public critic for his writing on German Jewish tradition within the 20th century.

Bambi's Jewish Roots brings jointly the easiest of Reitter's essayistic paintings, exploring the lives of famous figures and revealing miraculous new views. those contain how Felix Salten's Zionist commitments show up themselves in his most famed paintings, the radical Bambi; what Gershom Scholem's diaries let us know approximately his improvement as a philosopher and individual; why German-Jewish writers hated Stefan Zweig so passionately; the place myth-busting books approximately Franz Kafka have indulged in myth-building; how Freud's Moses and Monotheism deals a thought of Jewish self-hatred greater than an evidence of anti-Semitism; and why Heinrich Heine felt aburning have to distance himself from his fellow liberal Jewish critic Ludwig Börne.

The works accumulated the following, a lot of which have been initially released in boards similar to the big apple assessment of Books, London evaluation of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, The Nation, Harper's Magazine, and the Jewish evaluate of Books, have earned Reitter his attractiveness as a witty, erudite, and deeply illuminating critic.

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