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  • The Parable and Its Lessonby S. Agnon; James Diamond; Alan Mintz

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    S.Y. Agnon was the greatest Hebrew writer of the twentieth century, and the only Hebrew writer to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. He devoted the last years of his life to writing a massive cycle of stories about Buczacz, the Galician town (now in Ukraine) in which he grew up. Yet when these stories were collected and published three years... more...

  • Islam through Jewish Eyesby Esperanza Alfonso

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Islamic Culture Through Jewish Eyes analyzes the attitude towards Muslims, Islam, and Islamic culture as presented in sources written by Jewish authors in the Iberian Peninsula between the tenth and the twelfth centuries. By bringing the Jewish attitude towards the "other" into sharper focus, this book sets out to explore a largely overlooked and... 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...

  • Mourning a Father Lostby Avraham Balaban

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 27.99

    Returning to the kibbutz of his childhood to attend his father's funeral, Avraham Balaban confronts his still intensely painful childhood memories. With a poet's keen voice, the author weaves together two interrelated stories: a sensitive artist growing up in the intensely pragmatic world of Kibbutz Huldah and the rise and fall of a grand yet failed... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions: Volume 2by Graham Davies; J. K. Aitken; D. R. de Lacey; P. A. Smith; J. Squirrel

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 137.00

    Up-to-date collection of non-Biblical texts that have only recently come to the attention of scholars. 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...

  • 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...