It is unusual for a creative literature to be so much younger than its language, and the story of the development of Hebrew fiction is no less fascinating than the stories that embody it in this collection. The extraordinary revival of Hebrew as a spoken language at the turn of the twentieth century led to an explosion of literary activity that eventually drew a clear line of progression from the Jewish writers of Eastern Europe to their modern descendants in present-day Israel. From a narrative whose concerns were predominantly historical and religious, Hebrew fiction has grown to embrace the modern world and to deal with subjects such as daily life in a small Jewish town, intellectual disillusionment, and the huge political changes with which Jewish writers have had to come to terms following the establishment of the State of Israel. War inevitably features often in these stories which reflect, more than the literature of any other country, the social and political dilemmas of a multifarious culture. Alongside the grand themes are more intimate explorations of human relationships, and of individual triumph and anguish within the complexities of twentieth-century life. This book is intended for anyone interested in the development of Hebrew fiction, readers of short stories, literary/social history courses (graduate level) on Hebrew Language and literature.
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Hardcover and dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. Codice libro della libreria 1409250032
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1996. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 'the most important general anthology of Hebrew fiction in Englishtranslation . the relatively high quality of this anthology, its scope, andits inclusion of an unprecedented number of the best recent Israeli writers,make it a landmark of Hebrew in translation'David Aberbach, Jewish Chronicle. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0192142062
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0192142062
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110192142062
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0192142062 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW4.0068703
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