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  • 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 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...

  • The Flower of Anarchyby Meir Wieseltier

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 21.95

    Meir Wieseltier's verbal power, historical awareness, and passionate engagement have placed him in the first rank of contemporary Hebrew poetry. The Flower of Anarchy, a selection of Wieseltier's poems spanning almost forty years, collects in one volume, for the first time, English translations of some of his finest work. Superbly translated by the... 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...

  • Mongrels or Marvelsby Deborah Starr; Sasson Somekh

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 30.00

    The writings of Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff (1917?1979) offer a refreshing reassessment of Arab-Jewish relations in the Middle East. A member of the bourgeois Jewish community in Cairo, Kahanoff grew up in a time of coexistence. She spent the years of World War II in New York City, where she launched her writing career with publications in prominent... 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...