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  • In Spite of Partitionby 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...

  • Sanctuary in the Wildernessby Alan Mintz

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 65.00

    The effort to create a serious Hebrew literature in the United States in the years around World War I is one of the best kept secrets of American Jewish history. Hebrew had been revived as a modern literary language in nineteenth-century Russia and then taken to Palestine as part of the Zionist revolution. But the overwhelming majority of Jewish emigrants... more...

  • Yehuda Amichaiby Nili Scharf Gold

    Brandeis University Press 2009; US$ 24.99

    An astonishing revision of the prevailing critical analysis of the poetry of Yehuda Amichai, based on newly discovered materials 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...