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  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Judah Halevi and His Circle of Hebrew Poets in Granadaby Ann Brener

    BRILL 2005; US$ 191.00

    This study focuses on the earliest period of creativity in the life of Judah Halevi (1075-1141), the greatest Hebrew poet since biblical times, and offers a portrait of a unique circle of Hebrew poets centering on the Muslim city-kingdom of Granada. more...

  • Iberian Jewish Literatureby Jonathan P. Decter

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    This stimulating and graceful book explores Iberian Jewish attitudes toward cultural transition during the 12th and 13th centuries, when growing intolerance toward Jews in Islamic al-Andalus and the southward expansion of the Christian Reconquista led to the relocation of Jews from Islamic to Christian ... more...

  • Studies in Medieval Jewish Poetryby Alessandro Guetta; Masha Itzhaki

    BRILL 2008; US$ 175.00

    From Iraq to Spain, from Germany to Cataluna, from Italy to Yemen, poetry has been for centuries a privileged mode of expression in the Jewish world. This work analyses the different themes and authors of this tradition, providing fresh insights to well-known authors or proposing less celebrated works as equally worthy of study. more...

  • Between Hebrew and Arabic Poetryby Yosef Tobi

    BRILL 2010; US$ 230.00

    The basic concept of this book is that in spite of the borrowed Arabic poetical values, medieval Hebrew poetry stubbornly distanced itself from Arabic poetry. The conclusive result of an in-depth comparative examination is that Hebrew poetry combined selective Arabic poetical values with ethical Jewish values to create a distinctive poetical school. more...

  • Stitching Things Togetherby Leah Kaminsky; David Philip Reiter

    IP (Interactive Publications) 2010; US$ 12.99

    Highly Commended, IP Picks Best Poetry, 2010 The author's engagement with science as a medical practitioner helps her appreciation and penetration of social issues facing contemporary Jews and migrants to Australia. more...

  • My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleanerby Meir Shalev; Evan Fallenberg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 25.95

    From the author of the acclaimed novel A Pigeon and a Boy comes a charming tale of family ties, over-the-top housekeeping, and the sport of storytelling in Nahalal, the village of Meir Shalev?s birth. Here we meet Shalev?s amazing Grandma Tonia, who arrived in Palestine by boat from Russia in 1923 and lived in a constant state of battle with what... more...