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  • Suddenly In the Depths of the Forestby Amos Oz; Sondra Silverston

    Random House 2010; US$ 17.12

    In a village far away, deep in a valley, all the animals and birds disappeared some years ago. Only the rebellious young teacher and an old man talk about animals to the children, who have never seen such (mythical) creatures. Otherwise there's a strange silence round the whole subject. One wretched, little boy has dreams of animals, begins to whoop... more...

  • Yehuda Haleviby Hillel Halkin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.00

    Part of the Jewish Encounter series A masterly biography of Yehuda Halevi, one of the greatest of Hebrew poets and a shining example of the synthesis of religion and culture that defined the golden age of medieval Spanish Jewry.   Like Maimonides, with whom he contrasts sharply, Yehuda Halevi spanned multiple worlds. Poet, philosopher, and physician,... more...

  • The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950-1492by Peter Cole

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 27.95

    Hebrew culture experienced a renewal in medieval Spain that produced what is arguably the most powerful body of Jewish poetry written since the Bible. Fusing elements of East and West, Arabic and Hebrew, and the particular and the universal, this verse embodies an extraordinary sensuality and intense faith that transcend the limits of language, place,... more...

  • The Confessions of Noa Weberby Gail Hareven; Dalya Bilu

    Melville House 2010; US$ 16.95

    Acclaimed author Noa Weber has a successful ?feminist? life: a strong career, a wonderful daughter she raised alone, and she is a recognized and respected cultural figure. Yet her interior life is bound by her obsessive love for one man?Alek, a Russian émigré and the father of her child, who has drifted in and out of her life. Trying to understand?as... more...

  • Literary Passportsby Shachar Pinsker

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 60.00

    Literary Passports is the first book to explore Hebrew modernist fiction in Europe in the early decades of the twentieth century. more...

  • Rhetorics of Belongingby Anna Bernard

    Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 60.00

    Rhetorics of Belonging describes the formation and operation of a category of Palestinian and Israeli "world literature" whose authors actively respond to the expectation that their work will "narrate" the nation, invigorating critical debates about the political and artistic value of national narration as a literary practice. more...

  • Poetic Trespassby Lital Levy

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    A Palestinian-Israeli poet declares a new state whose language, ?Homelandic,? is a combination of Arabic and Hebrew. A Jewish-Israeli author imagines a ?language plague? that infects young Hebrew speakers with old world accents, and sends the narrator in search of his Arabic heritage. In Poetic Trespass , Lital Levy brings together such startling... more...

  • A Poetics of Traumaby Ilana Szobel

    Brandeis University Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    Astute analysis of the work of a great Israeli poet through the lens of psychoanalysis, gender, nationalism, and trauma theory more...

  • The Zionist Paradoxby Yigal Schwartz; Michal Sapir

    Brandeis University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    A comprehensive reinterpretation of the development of Hebrew and Israeli literature against the backdrop of the Zionist ideal more...

  • The Selected Poetry Of Yehuda Amichaiby Yehuda Amichai

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000) was Israel's most popular poet, as well as a literary figure of international reputation. In this collection, renowned translators Chana Bloch and Stephen Mitchell have selected Amichai's most beloved poems, including forty poems from his later work. A new foreword by C.K. Williams, written especially for this edition, addresses... more...