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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00
This book reconsiders the notion of liminality in postcolonial critical discourse today. By visiting Mashriqi writers of memoir, Bugeja offers a unique intervention in the understanding of 'in-between' and ?threshold? states in present-day postcolonialist thought. His analysis situates liminal space as a fraught form of consciousness that mediates... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00
This volume collects studies of the classical Hebrew language by one of the foremost scholars of this language in our time. Moshe Bar-Asher has published dozens of studies of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Arabic, spanning nearly three thousand years of texts and dialects. Very few of his penetrating studies have been available in any European language,... more...
- Modjaji Books 2008; US$ 18.05
Azila Talit Reisenberger is a Bible scholar, a rabbi, a mother, a wife, and a poet. In all these selves she grapples with translating her life from Hebrew to English and back again. Life in Translation is full of wry humour, longing, bitterness, sweetness, playfulness, and subversions of traditional meanings and texts - a delightful book that charms... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
First published in 1963. The Secret History (so called merely because it was meant for the Mongols and not for the Chinese,) has been chiefly studied from a learned point of view and its quality as literature and hence its value to the lay reader have been greatly overlooked. The Chinese version has been used, but with constant reference to the... more...
- C.H. Beck 2013; US$ 7.40
Walther Sallaberger stellt mit dem Gilgamesch-Epos ein Hauptwerk der Weltliteratur vor, das von den Grundfragen des menschlichen Daseins handelt. In einer allgemeinverständlichen Einführung erläutert er den Mythos des Königs Gilgamesch von Uruk und bietet vor dem Hintergrund der Traditionen zu Gilgamesch, die sich über zweieinhalb Jahrtausende verfolgen... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 30.99
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...
- Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 18.99
When Isaac Bashevis Singer emigrated from Poland to America in 1935, he left behind his wife and five-year-old son, Israel, with the promise to send for them as soon as he got settled. He never did. Mother and child moved first to the USSR and ultimately to Israel, where Zamir grew up on a kibbutz. In 1995, twenty years after their separation, Zamir... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00
This book provides an edition and study of the Ugaritic and Akkadian incantation and anti-witchcraft texts from Ugarit. All texts have been newly collated and are edited here alongside translations, hand copies, photographs, and a commentary. The author offers an analysis and interpretation of these various magic texts within their Ancient... more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 39.99
T. H. Robinson's Paradigms and exercises in Syriac Grammar was first published in 1915 to meet the need for 'something of an elementary nature which should be of value to the student who takes up Syriac for the first time'. Since then, the book has met this need for generations of students. The fifth edition of 2002 remains the grammar... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00
The book presents ten data-based studies on structural aspects of Yiddish in the light of modern linguistic theories which are of interest to linguists and philologists. The contributions address several levels of the language system including morphology, syntax and lexicology, and put special emphasis on mechanisms of internal and contact-induced... more...