After the Golden Age:
American Jewish writing in the twenty-first century
This issue of The Jewish Quarterly examines the current generation of leading American Jewish writers as they grapple with challenges facing Jewish America today, including its relationship with religion, Israel, politics and multicultural America. After the Golden Age shows how a new wave of writers is charting and creating a modern Jewish world that is different from that of classic Jewish writers of the last century such as Saul Bellow, Philip Roth and Bernard Malamud. In a ground-breaking essay, one of America’s foremost literary critics, Adam Kirsch, provides a compelling account of a changing Jewish America. The issue also includes a report by Turkish writer Kaya Genç on antisemitism and conspiracy theories in Erdoğan’s Turkey, and an essay by Australian writer Sarah Krasnostein on the extraordinary history and feats of the “enemy aliens” – the Dunera Boys – shipped from Britain to Australia in 1940.