Rachel Lichtenstein’s Narrative Mosaics

Phyllis Lassner*

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Rachel Lichtenstein’s books, along with her multimedia art, represent her explorations of her British Jewish identity and her place in British Jewish culture as an imaginative odyssey. Her work represents research, stories, and traces from London’s Jewish past and multicultural present as well as from Poland and Israel, her family’s accounts, and the testimony of recent immigrants and long-time residents. Lichtenstein is a place writer whose artistic projects subject her relationship to the Jewish past and East End to critical interrogation through a metaphorical method composed of fragments that represent varied segments of Jewish history and memory as well as wandering as a narrative of personal exploration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number88
JournalHumanities (Switzerland)
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2020


  • autobiogeography
  • British Jewish culture
  • immigrant oral histories
  • London synagogues
  • London’s East End
  • place writing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General


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