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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)
 
 
Storytelling
Storytelling (October 2018)
The Destruction of the Inalienable in the Age of the Holocaust
Rodolphe Gasché - Author

An innovative philosophical meditation on the muteness of Holocaust survivors and the human faculty of storytelling.

In Storytelling, Rodolphe Gasché reexamines the muteness of Holocaust survivors, that is, their inability to tell their stories. This phenomenon has not been explained up to now without reducing the violence of the events to which survivors were subjected, on the one hand, and diminishing the specif...(Read More)
 
 
Years I Walked at Your Side
Years I Walked at Your Side (October 2018)
Selected Poems
Mordechai Geldman - Author
Tsipi Keller - Translator

The first book-length collection in English of this major Israeli poet.

from “At Your Side”

Years I walked at your side
like our prophet Isaiah
barefoot naked and bare
I will put on no cover
until you see me
until you recognize an other
one person
at least
and so know yourself as well

Mordechai Geldman came of age as a poet in the seventies, an auspicious and transformative time in th...(Read More)
 
 
Congress and Diaspora Politics
Congress and Diaspora Politics (September 2018)
The Influence of Ethnic and Foreign Lobbying
James A. Thurber - Editor
Colton C. Campbell - Editor
David A. Dulio - Editor

Studies the impact of lobbying efforts by domestic ethnic groups and foreign governments on US policymaking.

Congress and Diaspora Politics examines the impact of lobbying efforts by domestic ethnic groups and foreign governments on US policymaking. Over time, the number and variety of ethnic groups have grown, and foreign governments have increasingly turned to professional lobbyists rather than relying on their diplomatic co...(Read More)
 
 
The Pen Confronts the Sword
The Pen Confronts the Sword (September 2018)
Exiled German Scholars Challenge Nazism
Avihu Zakai - Author

Demonstrates how four books by dissident German intellectuals served as a rebuke to the Nazi regime.

During 1942, the decisive battles of Stalingrad and El Alamein raged and the Nazi genocide was at its lethal peak. The Pen Confronts the Sword examines the shared motives behind four remarkable texts German exiles began writing that year: Thomas Mann’s Doctor Faustus (1947); Ernst Cassirer’s The Myth o...(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)
 
 
We Are Going to Be Lucky
We Are Going to Be Lucky (August 2018)
A World War II Love Story in Letters
Elizabeth L. Fox - Edited and annotated

Tells the story of a young couple in love during World War II, and the difficulties they faced both at war and on the home front.

We Are Going to Be Lucky
tells the story of a first-generation Jewish American couple separated by war, captured in their own words. Lenny and Diana Miller were married just one year before America entered World War II. Deeply committed to social justice and bonded by love, both vowed to write to one anoth...(Read More)
 
 
Writing in Witness
Writing in Witness (July 2018)
A Holocaust Reader
Eric J. Sundquist - Editor

A comprehensive survey of the most important writing to come out of the Holocaust.

Writing in Witness
is a broad survey of the most important writing about the Holocaust produced by eyewitnesses at the time and soon after. Whether they intended to spark resistance and undermine Nazi authority, to comfort family and community, to beseech God, or to leave a memorial record for posterity, the writers reflect on the power and limita...(Read More)
 
 
A Queer Way Out
A Queer Way Out (June 2018)
The Politics of Queer Emigration from Israel
Hila Amit - Author

Argues that queer Israeli emigrants engage in a deliberately unheroic form of resistance to Zionism.

The very language of Zionism prizes the concept of immigration to Israel (aliyah, literally ascending) while stigmatizing emigration from Israel (yerida, descending). In A Queer Way Out, Hila Amit explores the as-yet-untold story of queer Israeli emigrants. Drawing on extensive fieldwork in Berlin, London, a...(Read More)
 
 
The Holocaust and the Nonrepresentable
The Holocaust and the Nonrepresentable (June 2018)
Literary and Photographic Transcendence
David Patterson - Author

Argues that Holocaust representation has ethical implications fundamentally linked to questions of good and evil.

Many books focus on issues of Holocaust representation, but few address why the Holocaust in particular poses such a representational problem. David Patterson draws from Emmanuel Levinas’s contention that the Good cannot be represented. He argues that the assault on the Good is equally nonrepresentable and thi...(Read More)
 
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