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- 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...
- BRILL 2006; US$ 138.00
A collection of Elazar's poetry, which contains more than four hundred compositions with a preponderance of panegyrics, laments, homonymic poems, and epigrams. This critical edition of a manuscript offers much literary and historical information about Baghdadi Jewry in the days before and during the Mongol invasion of 1258. more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 10.88
The year is 1895, Jaffa. Salah Rajani, a troubled Muslim boy living in a dilapidated mansion surrounded by orange groves, suffers from peculiar visions about a disaster which is set to befall his people. His life is changed by the arrival of a handsome young man, a dynamic Jewish settler, new to the city, by the name of Isaac Luminsky. Luminsky... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 17.70
In a village far away, deep in a valley, all the animals and birds disappeared some years ago. Only the rebellious young teacher and an old man talk about animals to the children, who have never seen such (mythical) creatures. Otherwise there's a strange silence round the whole subject. One wretched, little boy has dreams of animals, begins to whoop... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 43.50
Other titles by Leon J. Weinberger: Anthology of Hebrew Poetry in Greece, Anatolia, and the Balkans Early Synagogue Poets in the Balkans Jewish Poets in Crete Jewish Prince in Moslem Spain: Selected Poems of Samuel ibn Nagrela Rabbanite and Karaite Liturgical Poetry in Southeastern Europe Romaniote Penitential Poetry ... more...
- Scribe Publications 2013; US$ 21.99
International bestselling author Liad Shoham makes his English-language debut in this compelling, superbly plotted crime thriller. After a brutal rape disturbs a quiet Tel Aviv neighbourhood, baffled detectives find no clues, no eyewitnesses, and no suspects. But the father of the shattered victim refuses to rest until justice is done, and begins... more...
- 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...
- Modjaji Books 2008; US$ 19.95
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...
- 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...