14 2017

Edith Wharton's Anti-Semitism: A Consideration

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation program will take place at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire 270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Contact Nancy Maurice Rogers
413-442-4360 x 15

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires presents:
Knosh & Knowledge
"Edith Wharton's Anti-Semitism: A Consideration"

Edith Wharton, an author of immense erudition and talent, is considered one of America's greatest writers. Like her friends Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Adams, and Henry James, she also harbored anti-Semitic prejudices. Dr. Irene Goldman-Price will lay out evidence of this prejudice from Wharton's  writings and from other sources and put these beliefs into the social, literary, and intellectual context of her time.

Advanced lunch reservations required by Thursday, July 13 before noon by calling 413-442-4360, ext. 10 or jfb.officemanager@verizon.net