Linda Gertner Zatlin

Standard Name: Zatlin, Linda Gertner

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Cultural formation Julia Frankau
Her family, in which literary ability was almost the norm, was Jewish in origin, and her parents practised Reformed Judaism. Commentator Linda Gertner Zatlin finds in her acculturation bordering on assimilation,
Zatlin, Linda Gertner. The Nineteenth-Century Anglo-Jewish Novel. Twayne, 1981.
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but she remained...
Literary responses Julia Frankau
The novel caused scandal both to Jewish readers, who judged it anti-semitic, and to gentile readers, who found its treatment of sex outside marriage too outspoken.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
According to Marie Belloc Lowndes , Ernest Hart tacitly...
Literary responses Julia Frankau
Among quoted reviews of A Babe in Bohemia, two call the author he, one she, and one he or she. The Observer said that the bitterness of the book was redeemed...
Literary responses Julia Frankau
Marie Belloc Lowndes thought this a strange, powerful story, but liked it less than some of JF 's earlier work.
Lowndes, Marie Belloc. The Merry Wives of Westminster. Macmillan, 1946.
57
The Times obituary on JF referred to this novel's brilliant portrait and caricature of...
Literary responses Julia Frankau
Linda Gertner Zatlin reads this novel as another expression by JF of her scorn of the immigrant Jew.
Zatlin, Linda Gertner. The Nineteenth-Century Anglo-Jewish Novel. Twayne, 1981.
114
Reception Celia Moss
Critic Linda Gertner Zatlin similarly suggests that the Mosses' description of Jewish custom, in deliberately vague terms, with a stress on its exotic Easternness rather than in any opposition to Victorian Christianity,
Zatlin, Linda Gertner. The Nineteenth-Century Anglo-Jewish Novel. Twayne, 1981.
32
depicts Jewish...
Textual Features Charlotte Montefiore
Here CM depicts noble and devout Jewish characters who refuse to sacrifice their religious heritage for monetary rewards. She occasionally describes Jewish religious ceremonies and formal rituals, but Linda Gertner Zatlin argues that her frequent...

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