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  • 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...

  • Yosef Haim Brennerby Anita Shapira; Anthony Berris

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    Based on previously unexploited primary sources, this is the first comprehensive biography of Yosef Haim Brenner, one of the pioneers of Modern Hebrew literature. Born in 1881 to a poor Jewish family in Russia, Brenner published his first story, "A Loaf of Bread," in 1900. After being drafted into the Russian army, he deserted to England and later... more...

  • The Secular Poetry of El'azar ben Ya'aqov ha-Bavliby Wout van Bekkum

    BRILL 2006; US$ 138.00

    A critical edition with introduction and commentaries of the poetry of Elazar ha-Bavli (Baghdad, 13th century). 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...

  • The Fall of a Sparrowby Dina Porat; Elizabeth Yuval

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 67.50

    The Fall of a Sparrow recounts the life and times of Abba Kovner, partisan, poet, patriot, an unsung and largely unknown hero of the Second World War and Israel's War of Independence. more...

  • In Spite of Partition: Jews, Arabs, and the Limits of Separatist Imaginationby Gil Z. Hochberg

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 49.95

    Partition--the idea of separating Jews and Arabs along ethnic or national lines--is a legacy at least as old as the Zionist-Palestinian conflict. Challenging the widespread "separatist imagination" behind partition, Gil Hochberg demonstrates the ways in which works of contemporary Jewish and Arab literature reject simple notions of separatism and... 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...