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Jay Geller’s “Bestiarium Judaicum” Featured in New Yorker

Posted by on Monday, January 8, 2018 in News.

Jay Geller’s new book “Bestiarium Judaicum: The Unnatural Histories of the Jews” has been featured in a New Yorker article by Paul Reitter entitled, “The Unlikely Kinship of “Bambi” and Kafka’s “Metamorphosis.”



“In his thoughtful and deeply researched new study, “Bestiarium Judaicum: Unnatural Histories of the Jews,” Jay Geller argues that these writers were engaging, critically but mostly in an open-ended way… As Geller sees it, the challenge that these writers set for themselves was to activate the power of these associations—to engage the associations from within, by using animal figures themselves—without reinforcing pernicious, and ultimately deadly, stereotypes.”

Read the full article here. 

Buy “Bestiarium Judaicum: The Unnatural Histories of the Jews” here.