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The Ugaritic Texts and the Origins of West-Semitic Literary Composition

Dennis Pardee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264928
eISBN:
9780191754104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264928.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The discovery and decryption of Ugaritic cuneiform tablets in the 1920s has given scholars an insight into the development of alphabetic writing and the origins of biblical poetry. This book, based ... More


Bialik and the Sephardim: The Ethnic Encoding of Modern Hebrew Literature

Lital Levy

in Poetic Trespass: Writing between Hebrew and Arabic in Israel/Palestine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162485
eISBN:
9781400852574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162485.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reexamines the history and indeed the idea of Modern Hebrew literature through the tension between its dominant narrative, associated with Ashkenazi Jews, and the suppressed perspectives ... More


Song of the Distant Dove: Judah Halevi’s Pilgrimage

Raymond P. Scheindlin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195315424
eISBN:
9780199872039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315424.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Judah Halevi, the great medieval Hebrew poet, abandoned home and family in Spain (al-Andalus) at the end of his life and traveled east to die in the Holy Land. This book narrates his journey, quoting ... More


Hebrew Knights in a New Land

in Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762939
eISBN:
9780804779104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762939.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter begins with two brief collective portraits of the American Hebraists from two different periods to introduce the subject of this study. The first comes from the pen of Zalman Shazar, a ... More


Vertical and Horizontal Continuities and Discontinuities

in From Continuity to Contiguity: Toward a New Jewish Literary Thinking

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762007
eISBN:
9780804775021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762007.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the Hebrew and Yiddish meta-literary thinking of literary scholars and historians between the end of World War I and the first years of Israeli independence. This meta-literary ... More


The “Old” Jewish Literary Discourse and the Illusion of Israeli Cultural Normalcy

in From Continuity to Contiguity: Toward a New Jewish Literary Thinking

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762007
eISBN:
9780804775021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762007.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes Jewish literary discourse in the twentieth century. It argues that the theoretical study of the Jewish literatures was not born in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem in the 1960s but rather ... More


Modern Jewish Literary Thinking, The Enlightenment, and the Advent of Nationalism

in From Continuity to Contiguity: Toward a New Jewish Literary Thinking

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762007
eISBN:
9780804775021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762007.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the emergence of the new Hebrew literature beginning in the late eighteenth century. The new literature was to promulgate the ideas of humanism throughout European Jewry, to ... More


The Inter-Bellum Decades: Hebrew

in From Continuity to Contiguity: Toward a New Jewish Literary Thinking

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762007
eISBN:
9780804775021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762007.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the war years and the shattered foundations of the Hebrew–Yiddish renaissance. Hebrew literature suffered more than its Yiddish counterpart because its readers were ... More


The Full Severity of Compassion: The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai

Chana Kronfeld

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804782951
eISBN:
9780804797214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782951.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000) was the foremost Israeli poet of the 20th century and an internationally influential literary figure. The Full Severity of Compassion is a modular retrospective of ... More


Prologue: Old Questions; Do They Deserve New Answers?

in From Continuity to Contiguity: Toward a New Jewish Literary Thinking

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762007
eISBN:
9780804775021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762007.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins by considering several questions about Hebrew and Yiddish literatures, which have been ignored by literary scholars in the second half of the twentieth century. It then addresses ... More


Afterword

in Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762939
eISBN:
9780804779104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762939.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter presents some final thoughts from the author. This book has shown that the phenomenon of American Hebrew poetry was neither slight nor trivial, but that, despite America being the only ... More


Berlin: Between the Scheunenviertel and the Romanisches Café

in Literary Passports: The Making of Modernist Hebrew Fiction in Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770644
eISBN:
9780804777247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770644.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter explores the emergence of modernist Hebrew literature in Berlin. Between 1920 and 1925, Berlin was a major center of Hebrew literary activity. A very distinguished group of East European ... More


Text, Intertext, Context: Babel, Bialik, and Others

Efraim Sicher

in The Enigma of Isaac Babel: Biography, History, Context

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759038
eISBN:
9780804773331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759038.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter contextualizes Babel's writings in the contemporary Yiddish and Hebrew literature, drawing attention to another instance of Babel's “double bookkeeping”: the subtexts in his writings ... More


Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry

Alan Mintz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762939
eISBN:
9780804779104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762939.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The effort to create a serious Hebrew literature in the United States in the years around World War I is one of the best-kept secrets of American Jewish history. Hebrew had been revived as a modern ... More


Introduction Literature and Nation in the Middle East: An Overview

Yasir Suleiman

in Literature and Nation in the Middle East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748620739
eISBN:
9780748653102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620739.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book examines the role literature played in constructing, articulating or challenging interpretations of national identities in the Middle East, and most of its chapters are hence devoted to ... More


The Soul of the Nomian

Jonathan Garb

in Yearnings of the Soul: Psychological Thought in Modern Kabbalah

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226295800
eISBN:
9780226295947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226295947.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This concluding chapter reflects on the wider cultural implications of ideas of the soul developed in modern Kabbalah and their place within Jewish religiosity as a whole. The nomian and legal ... More


Binder or Slaughterer? The Rise and Fall of “Abraham”

in Glory and Agony: Isaac's Sacrifice and National Narrative

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759021
eISBN:
9780804777360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759021.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Hebrew literature of the 1940s and '50s overturned historical cultural processes that in late antiquity had slowly shifted both the burden and the merit of the aqedah from the biblical Abraham to the ... More


Vienna: “This Mocking and Innocent City”

in Literary Passports: The Making of Modernist Hebrew Fiction in Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770644
eISBN:
9780804777247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770644.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter discusses Vienna as an important intellectual center for Hebrew modernism. Within a few years around World War I, Hebrew and Yiddish literature blossomed in Vienna. The diaries and ... More


Old Wine in New Flasks: The Reinvention of Jewish Traditions

in Literary Passports: The Making of Modernist Hebrew Fiction in Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770644
eISBN:
9780804777247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770644.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter, which discusses the role of religious tradition and religious experience by examining different aspects of Hebrew literature and culture in early twentieth-century Europe, explores the ... More


Epilogue

in Literary Passports: The Making of Modernist Hebrew Fiction in Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770644
eISBN:
9780804777247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770644.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

While the aim of this book has been to explore Hebrew modernist fiction in Europe in the early decades of the twentieth century, its findings also shed new light on the nature of the changes in ... More


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