Woody on Rye: Jewishness in the Films and Plays of Woody Allen

Woody on Rye: Jewishness in the Films and Plays of Woody Allen

Edited by Vincent Brook, Marat Grinberg

After an introductory overview by Vincent Brook that is probably the most valuable piece in the volume, the essays are grouped into broadly-conceived sections: comparative anal-ysis of the treatment of Jewish morality and ethics in films such as Crimes and Misdemeanors, Cassandra’s Dream, and Match Point; the figure of the schlemiel in Allen’s works; Allen’s treatment of women in his films; and “cultural studies”—an essay on Allen’s use of food as a cultural signifier in his works, and another on his often-overlooked works for the theater.
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