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  • The Literature of Ancient Sumerby Jeremy Black; Graham Cunningham; Eleanor Robson

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 54.99

    Sumerian is the oldest written language of ancient Iraq, first written down some 5000 years ago. Its literature, encompassing narrative myths, lyrical hymns, proverbs, and love poetry, provides a stimulating insight into the world's first urban civilization. Written in clear, accessible English, these translations are the most comprehensive collection... 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...

  • A New Sound in Hebrew Poetryby Miryam Segal

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 29.70

    With scrupulous attention to landmark poetic texts and to educational and critical discourse in early 20th-century Palestine, Miryam Segal traces the emergence of a new accent to replace the Ashkenazic or European Hebrew accent in which almost all modern Hebrew poetry had been composed until the 1920s.... more...

  • The Undergraduate's Companion to Arab Writers and Their Web Sitesby Dona S. Straley

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 49.00

    This companion provides information on the lives and works of about 150 authors who write primarily in Arabic, covering the first known works of Arabic literature in the 5th and 6th centuries A.D. to the present day. While concentrating on literary authors, writers from the fields of history, geography, and philosophy are also represented. The individuals... more...

  • Vier Epitaphe - die Basler Hebraistenfamilie Buxtorfby Rudolf Smend

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 42.00

    This study explores a famous chapter of university, scholarly and family history, placing it in context for the first time. The Buxtorf family, which originated from Westphalia, held the Chair of Hebrew Language at the University of Basel from 1588 to 1732 ? a total of 144 years ? spanning a period of four generations. The Buxtorfs conveyed the methods... more...

  • The Confessions of Noa Weberby Gail Hareven; Dalya Bilu

    Melville House 2010; US$ 16.95

    Acclaimed author Noa Weber has a successful ?feminist? life: a strong career, a wonderful daughter she raised alone, and she is a recognized and respected cultural figure. Yet her interior life is bound by her obsessive love for one man?Alek, a Russian émigré and the father of her child, who has drifted in and out of her life. Trying to understand?as... more...

  • World Cup Wishesby Eshkol Nevo; Sondra Silverston

    Random House 2010; US$ 19.07

    Four friends get together to watch the 1998 World Cup final. One of them has an idea: let's write down our wishes for the next few years, put them away, and during the next final - four years from now - we'll get them out and see how many we've achieved. This is how World Cup Wishes opens, and from here we watch what happens to their wishes and... more...

  • The Good Psychologistby Noam Shpancer

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 8.99

    "Noam Shpancer portrays the oft-hidden world of psychotherapy with unparalleled authenticity, compassion, and wit . . . An astonishing debut."?Jonathan Kellerman Noam Shpancer's stunning debut novel opens as a psychologist reluctantly takes on a new client?an exotic dancer whose severe anxiety is keeping her from the stage. The psychologist, a... more...

  • Current Issues in Generative Hebrew Linguisticsby Sharon Armon-Lotem; Gabi Danon; Susan D. Rothstein

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 165.00

    This volume presents a collection of specially commissioned papers devoted to analyzing the linguistics of Modern Hebrew from a number of perspectives. Various aspects of Modern Hebrew grammar are discussed including the structure of the lexicon, grammatical features and inflectional morphology, as well as the grammaticalization of semantic and pragmatic... more...

  • Just Say Nuby Michael Wex

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 8.99

    A cross between Henry Beard's Latin for All Occasions and Ben Schott's Schott's Original Miscellany , JUST SAY NU is a practical guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Along with enough grammar to enable readers to put together a comprehensible sentence and avoid embarrassing mistakes, Wex also explains the five... more...