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  • Suddenly In the Depths of the Forestby Amos Oz; Sondra Silverston

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.09

    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...

  • Twilight of a Golden Ageby Leon J. Weinberger; Abraham Ibn Ezra; Leon J. Weinberger; Leon J. Weinberger

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 44.95

      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...

  • Life in Translationby Talit Reisenberger

    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...

  • Mourning a Father Lostby Avraham Balaban

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 36.00

    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...

  • The Parable and Its Lessonby S. Y. Agnon; James S. 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 after... more...

  • The Full Severity of Compassionby Chana Kronfeld

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 55.00

    The Full Severity of Compassion is both a modular retrospective of Yehuda Amichai's poetric project and a reassessment–by attending closely to the theory embedded in the poetry–of major issues in contemporary literary studies, from the politics of form to radical allusion, and from metaphor to translation. more...

  • Yehuda Haleviby Hillel Halkin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.00

    Part of the Jewish Encounter series A masterly biography of Yehuda Halevi, one of the greatest of Hebrew poets and a shining example of the synthesis of religion and culture that defined the golden age of medieval Spanish Jewry.   Like Maimonides, with whom he contrasts sharply, Yehuda Halevi spanned multiple worlds. Poet, philosopher, and physician,... more...

  • The Secular Poetry of El'azar ben Ya'aqov ha-Bavliby Wout van Bekkum

    BRILL 2006; US$ 138.00

    A critical edition with introduction and commentaries of the poetry of Elazar ha-Bavli (Baghdad, 13th century). 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$ 21.14

    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...