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The Jazz Singer
edited by Robert L. Carringer and Tino Balio
University of Wisconsin Press, 1979
Paper: 978-0-299-07664-1
Library of Congress Classification PN1997.J353J3
Dewey Decimal Classification 791.437

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The Jazz Singer was the first feature length film with spoken dialog as part of the dramatic action. Set in the 1920s, it deals with the elemental conflicts underlying a precise historical moment for the first-generation Jew in America—sacred versus profane, Jew versus Gentile, ascetic versus libertine, deprivation versus economic promise, immobility versus displacement.

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