Lewisohn, Ludwig

(1883-1955)
   American author and translator. Born in Berlin, he was taken to Charleston, South Carolina, in 1890. He was professor of German at Ohio State University (1911-19), and from 1948 professor of compar-ative literature at Brandeis University. Between 1924 and 1940 he lived in Paris. His writings include novels on Jewish subjects: The Island Within and The Last Days of Shylock. He also wrote books dealing with Judaism and Zionism, including Israel, Theodor Herzl: A Portrait for this Age, The American Jew: Character and Destiny and What Is the Jewish Heritage?

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  • LEWISOHN, LUDWIG — (1882–1955), U.S. novelist and essayist. Born into a middle class Berlin family, Lewisohn was taken to Charleston, South Carolina, in 1890. In his autobiography, Up Stream (1922), he wrote of his student years at Columbia University, where he had …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ludwig Lewisohn — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Lewisohn. Ludwig Lewisohn (30 mai 1882 à Berlin 31 décembre 1955) était un critique et romancier juif américain. Son chef d œuvre et troisième roman, Le Destin de Mr. Crump, écrit en 1926, met en scène un jeune… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lewisohn — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Ludwig Lewisohn (1882–1955), deutsch amerikanischer Schriftsteller Adolph Lewisohn (1849–1938), deutsch amerikanischer Kaufmann und Philanthrop Leonard Lewisohn (1847–1902), deutsch amerikanischer Kaufmann …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lewisohn — is a surname, and may refer to:* Irene Lewisohn (1892 1944), US philanthropist * Leonard Lewisohn (1847 1902), German American merchant and philanthropist * Ludwig Lewisohn (1882 – 1955), German American writer * Mark LewisohnLewysohn is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Ludwig Lewisohn — (May 30, 1882, Berlin, Germany ndash; December 31, 1955) was an American Jewish critic and novelist, perhaps known best for his novel The Island Within . He wrote several autobiographies, translated German literature and wrote the preface to the… …   Wikipedia

  • Lewisohn —   [ luːɪzən], Ludwig, amerikanischer Schriftsteller deutscher Herkunft, * Berlin 22. 5. 1882, ✝ Miami Beach (Fla.) 31. 12. 1955; kam 1890 in die USA. Lewisohn setzte sich aus zionistischer Sicht mit der Stellung besonders der amerikanischen Juden …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Lewisohn —  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie des personnes (réelles ou fictives) partageant un même patronyme. Ludwig Lewisohn, un critique et romancier américain (1882 1955). Mark Lewisohn, un écrivain et historien britannique (1958). Catégorie :… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lewisohn — /looh euh seuhn, zeuhn, sohn /, n. Ludwig /lud wig/, 1882? 1955, U.S. novelist and critic, born in Germany. * * * …   Universalium

  • Lewisohn — /looh euh seuhn, zeuhn, sohn /, n. Ludwig /lud wig/, 1882? 1955, U.S. novelist and critic, born in Germany …   Useful english dictionary

  • Classic Judaism — or classical Judaism represents a theology comprising a unique set of discernible styles, modes, forms, and content prevalent from the year 70 until the 19th century, styles rooted in classical Jewish thought as found in classical rabbinic… …   Wikipedia

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