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