Edith Konecky

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Edith Konecky born Aug 1,1922 died March 28, 2019 was an Jewish American feminist novelist who, despite a relatively small body of work, can lay claim to a large literary achievement with Allegra Maud Goldman (1976), a coming-of-age novel that chronicles the growth of a young female artist.

In brilliantly comic, deceptively simple vignettes, Konecky depicts the world of a nouveau riche Jewish American family in the early part of the 20th century. In her later novel, A Place at the Table (1989 & 2000), Konecky explores similar territory through the eyes of an older, more experienced heroine, Rachel. Her most recent works are a collections of short stories,Past Sorrows and Coming Attractions (2002) and a novel, View to the North (2004).


Jewish Women in America, An Historical Encyclopedia, Routledge, 1997