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Signatures of Struggle
Signatures of Struggle (October 2018)
The Figuration of Collectivity in Israeli Fiction
Oded Nir - Author

A Marxist history of Israeli literature, tracing the relations between economic, social, and aesthetic transformations.

Signatures of Struggle
offers a unique perspective on Israeli literature, bringing Marxist cultural critique to bear on a field from which it has hitherto been absent. Oded Nir moves beyond the dominant interpretive horizon of Israeli literary criticism: the relation of literature to national ideology. Rather th...(Read More)
 
 
The Infrahuman
The Infrahuman (August 2018)
Animality in Modern Jewish Literature
Noam Pines - Author

Argues that Jewish writers used depictions of Jews as animals to question prevalent notions of Jewish identity.

The Infrahuman
explores a little-known aspect in major works of Jewish literature from the period preceding World War II, in which Jewish writers in German, Hebrew, and Yiddish employed figures of animals in pejorative depictions of Jews and Jewish identity. Such depictions are disturbing because they sometimes rival...(Read More)
 
 
Shattered Vessels
Shattered Vessels (February 2004)
Memory, Identity, and Creation in the Work of David Shahar
Michal Peled Ginsburg - Author
Moshe Ron - Author

The first book-length study of the Israeli novelist David Shahar.

David Shahar (1926–1997), author of the seven-novel sequence The Palace of Shattered Vessels, occupies an ambiguous position in the Israeli literary canon. Often compared to Proust, Shahar produced a body of work that offers a fascinating poetic and ideological alternative to the dominant models of Amos Oz and A. B. Yehoshua. This book, the ...(Read More)
 
 
Somber Lust
Somber Lust (February 2002)
The Art of Amos Oz
Yair Mazor - Author
Marganit Weinberger-Rotman - Translator

A comprehensive study of Israel’s most internationally celebrated writer.

In Somber Lust,Yair Mazor examines the work of the celebrated Israeli writer Amos Oz. In addition to providing a panoramic, comprehensive study of Oz’s work, including his novels, novellas, short stories, and numerous essays on literary, social, and political subjects, Mazor also meticulously documents the evolution of Oz’s aesthetic and ide...(Read More)
 
 
The Non-Jewish Origins of the Sephardic Jews
The Non-Jewish Origins of the Sephardic Jews (February 1996)
Paul Wexler - Author

The author uses linguistic, ethnographic, and historical evidence to support his theory that the origins of Sephardic Jews are predominantly Berber and Arab.

"This is a fascinating book based upon a wealth of diverse sources not usually brought together by scholars of Sephardic history. It is based upon the premise that Jewish languages such as Judeo-Arabic, Ladino, and Yiddish offer invaluable clues to ethnic origins.
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Critical Essays on Israeli Social Issues and Scholarship
Critical Essays on Israeli Social Issues and Scholarship (July 1994)
Books on Israel, Volume III
Russell Stone - Editor
Walter P. Zenner - Editor

"The interdisciplinary nature of this book gives both breadth and depth to Israeli social issues and scholarship. The topics addressed are quite significant and central to local processes as well as global issues." --J. Black, Metropolitan State University

Critical Essays on Israeli Social Issues and Scholarship is part of a series of review volumes sponsored by the Association for Israel Studies and published by SUNY Press that provid...(Read More)
 
 
Between Exile and Return
Between Exile and Return (March 1991)
S. Y. Agnon and the Drama of Writing
Anne Golomb Hoffman - Author

This innovative study of the modern Hebrew writer, S. Y. Agnon, offers new insight into his literary transformations of Jewish themes and sources. With particular attention to Kafka, Hoffman situates Agnon in the context of twentieth-century literature and examines such central issues in Agnon's art as the relationship of the literary text to traditions of sacred writings, the place of the book in culture, and the relationship of writing to the bod...(Read More)
 
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