Category: Jewish Literature

Download PDF by Sorrel Kerbel: The Routledge Encyclopedia of Jewish Writers of the

By Sorrel Kerbel

ISBN-10: 0415876419

ISBN-13: 9780415876414

ISBN-10: 157958313X

ISBN-13: 9781579583132

Now on hand in paperback for the 1st time, Jewish Writers of the 20th Century is either a finished reference source and a springboard for extra study.


This volume:




  • examines canonical Jewish writers, much less recognized authors of Yiddish and Hebrew, and rising Israeli writers

  • includes entries on figures as different as Marcel Proust, Franz Kafka, Tristan Tzara, Eugene Ionesco, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Arthur Miller, Saul Bellow, Nadine Gordimer, and Woody Allen

  • contains introductory essays on Jewish-American writing, Holocaust literature and memoirs, Yiddish writing, and Anglo-Jewish literature

  • provides a chronology of twentieth-century Jewish writers.


Compiled by way of professional members, this publication comprises over 330 entries on person authors, every one together with a biography, an inventory of chosen guides, a scholarly essay on their paintings and proposals for additional interpreting.

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Read e-book online La rassegna mensile di Israel VOL. LXXVIII N. 3 SETT -DIC PDF

By AA.VV.

ISBN-10: 8880574167

ISBN-13: 9788880574163

"La Rassegna Mensile di Israel" nasce nel 1925 e da allora, salvo in line with una interruzione di quasi un decennio - dal 1939 al 1948 - causata dalle leggi antiebraiche prima e dagli eventi bellici poi, ha continuato los angeles sua pubblicazione con lo scopo di rendere accessibili ai suoi lettori le problematiche religiose, politiche, sociali e storico-culturali dell'ebraismo, dando modo di conoscere anche nuove ricerche in ambito archeologico, letterario, artistico e scientifico. Diretta a lungo da Dante Lattes (che fu anche uno dei suoi fondatori), negli oltre settanta volumi pubblicati sinora ha raccolto articoli di personalità eminenti, sia italiane che straniere. "Migrazioni, memorie" presenta una breve raccolta di articoli su temi apparentemente eterogenei ma uniti dalla comune ricerca according to un tratto comune ed "essenziale" dell'identità ebraica. Dà il tono al quantity, indicando altresì una possibile soluzione a questa sorta di enigma, l'articolo iniziale di Giuseppe Veltri dedicato alla pluralità delle tradition e alla migrazione del sapere. Vi fa seguito un testo di Luca Zevi su uno dei tratti peculiari della condizione dell'ebreo contemporaneo, ovvero l. a. memoria dello sterminio. Due articoli portano alla ribalta personaggi ebrei diversi consistent with caratteristiche ed epoca nella quale hanno vissuto: Elizabeth Schachter scrive di Carlo Alberto Viterbo, che fu importante protagonista della vita sociale e assistenziale ebraica a cavallo della seconda guerra mondiale.

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Read e-book online Approaches to Teaching the Works of Primo Levi (Approaches PDF

By Nicholas Patruno,Roberta Ricci

ISBN-10: 1603291474

ISBN-13: 9781603291477

ISBN-10: 1603291482

ISBN-13: 9781603291484

Primo Levi, Holocaust survivor and popular memoirist, is without doubt one of the most generally learn writers of post-World struggle II Italy. His works are characterised via the tilt, dispassionate eloquence with which he methods his event of incarceration in Auschwitz. His memoirs--as good as his poetry and fiction and his many interviews--are frequently taught in numerous fields, together with Jewish reports and Holocaust stories, comparative literature, and Italian language and literature, and will increase the learn of background, psychology, and philosophy.

The first a part of this quantity presents teachers with an summary of the on hand variants, anthologies, and translations of Levi's paintings and identifies different worthy school room aids, similar to motion pictures, song, and on-line assets. within the moment half, individuals describe diverse methods to instructing Levi's paintings. a few, in proposing Survival in Auschwitz, The Reawakening, and The Drowned and the Saved, examine where of favor in Holocaust testimony and the reliability of reminiscence in autobiography. Others specialise in questions of translation, complex by way of the untranslatable within the language and studies of the focus camps, or on how Levi comprises his heritage as a chemist into his writing, so much basically in The Periodic Table.

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Jokes and Their Relations - download pdf or read online

By Elliott Oring

ISBN-10: 1138526614

ISBN-13: 9781138526617

ISBN-10: 1412814391

ISBN-13: 9781412814393

virtually all people tells and appreciates jokes. but the character of jokes has proved elusive. while requested what they honestly suggest, humans are likely to snicker off the query, disregarding jokes as meaningless or too seen to require rationalization. of these who've heavily sought to appreciate humor, so much have defined jokes as expressions of aggression- a socially appropriate means of revealing contempt and exhibiting superiority. Elliott Oring bargains a clean point of view on jokes and comparable kinds of humor. Criticizing and enhancing conventional ideas and techniques of research, he delineates an strategy which may clarify the peculiarities of a wide selection of funny expression. Written in an available and fascinating type, Jokes and Their kin will entice somebody who has ever puzzled how jokes paintings and what they suggest. Humor, Oring argues, is determined by the conception of a suitable incongruity. step one in figuring out a funny story, anecdote, or comedian tune is to solve this incongruity. the second one step is to find the incongruity inside specific person, social, or cultural contexts. to appreciate the that means of a funny story, one needs to be aware of anything of its tellers, the social and old conditions of its telling, and its relation to a much wider repertoire of expression.

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Get Questioning Return: A Novel PDF

By Beth Kissileff

ISBN-10: 1942134231

ISBN-13: 9781942134237

Student Wendy Goldberg spends a 12 months in Jerusalem wondering the lives of yank Jews who “return” either to Israel itself and to conventional non secular practices. Are they honest? Are they happier? The unforeseen solutions and her reports (a bus bombing, a funeral, an unforeseen suicide, a love affair, a legislations suit),lead her to reassess her personal precise identity.

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Read e-book online "How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?": Women and Jewish PDF

By Tahneer Oksman

ISBN-10: 0231172745

ISBN-13: 9780231172745

ISBN-10: 0231172753

ISBN-13: 9780231172752

American comics replicate the specific sensibilities and studies of the Jewish American males who performed an oversized function in growing them, yet what concerning the contributions of Jewish girls? concentrating on the visionary paintings of 7 modern woman Jewish cartoonists, Tahneer Oksman attracts a outstanding connection among options in modes of image storytelling and the risky, contradictory, and ambiguous figurations of the Jewish self within the postmodern period. Oksman isolates the dynamic Jewishness that connects each one body within the autobiographical comics of Aline Kominsky Crumb, Vanessa Davis, pass over Lasko-Gross, Lauren Weinstein, Sarah Glidden, Miriam Libicki, and Liana Finck. Rooted in a perception of id dependent as a lot on uprising as id and belonging, those artists’ representations of Jewishness take form within the areas among how we see ourselves and the way others see us. They test with diverse representations and affiliations with no forgetting that id ties the self to others. Stemming from Kominsky Crumb’s iconic 1989 comedian “Nose Job,” during which her adjust ego refuses to assimilate via plastic surgery, Oksman’s learn is an arresting exploration of invention within the face of the strain to disappear.

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Download PDF by Lital Levy: Poetic Trespass: Writing between Hebrew and Arabic in

By Lital Levy

ISBN-10: 0691162484

ISBN-13: 9780691162485

ISBN-10: 0691176094

ISBN-13: 9780691176093

A Palestinian-Israeli poet publicizes a brand new nation whose language, "Homelandic," is a mixture of Arabic and Hebrew. A Jewish-Israeli writer imagines a "language plague" that infects younger Hebrew audio system with previous international accents, and sends the narrator looking for his Arabic background. In Poetic Trespass, Lital Levy brings jointly such startling visions to provide the 1st in-depth examine of the connection among Hebrew and Arabic within the literature and tradition of Israel/Palestine. greater than that, she provides an enthralling portrait of the literary imagination's strength to transgress political limitations and rework rules approximately language and belonging.

Blending historical past and literature, Poetic Trespass lines the interwoven lifetime of Arabic and Hebrew in Israel/Palestine from the flip of the 20th century to the current, exposing the 2 languages' intimate entanglements in modern works of prose, poetry, movie, and visible artwork through either Palestinian and Jewish electorate of Israel. In a context the place excessive political and social pressures paintings to spot Jews with Hebrew and Palestinians with Arabic, Levy reveals writers who've boldly crossed over this divide to create literature within the language in their "other," in addition to writers who carry the 2 languages into discussion to rewrite them from within.

Exploring such acts of poetic trespass, Levy introduces new readings of canonical and lesser-known authors, together with Emile Habiby, Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Anton Shammas, Saul Tchernichowsky, Samir Naqqash, Ronit Matalon, Salman Masalha, A. B. Yehoshua, and Almog Behar. via revealing unusual visions of what it potential to write down in Arabic and Hebrew, Poetic Trespass will switch the best way we comprehend literature and tradition within the shadow of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Some pictures contained in the ebook are unavailable because of electronic copyright restrictions.

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Stuart Ross's Pockets: A Novel PDF

By Stuart Ross

ISBN-10: 1770413839

ISBN-13: 9781770413832

Brilliant experimental, surrealist fiction from the award-winning writer of Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew

A tremendous dream and a bad nightmare, a fuzzy cognizance of ache and kinfolk, Pockets is a singular of fragments — either actually and figuratively. In a chain of prose-poem chapters, the anonymous narrator, in a mostly Jewish Nineteen Sixties suburb within the northern reaches of Toronto, many times enters the realm, as though for the 1st time. His panorama is considered one of trilobite fossils, bicycles with banana seats, pink Skelton, and overwhelming loss. between shadows that either convenience and threaten, a brother who drifts in the course of the sky, he reveals his narrative packed with wallet of vacancy he can’t support yet attempt to fill.

A heartbreakingly own and profound paintings, Pockets redefines the radical, supplying countless scope in whatever diminutive, pocket-sized. each examining brings new revelations.

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Download e-book for kindle: Losers and Keepers in Argentina: A Work of Fiction (Jewish by NIna Barragan,Ilan Stavans

By NIna Barragan,Ilan Stavans

ISBN-10: 0826322220

ISBN-13: 9780826322227

Rifke Schulman, a Russian Jew, got here to Argentina in 1889 on the age of eighteen and helped arrange the small agricultural colony known as Moises Ville. Rifke's magazine and the accompanying brief tales introduce Bela Pelatnik, a sufferer of the white slave alternate; Henoch Rosenvitch, the affection of Rifke's existence; Leah Uberman on her solution to attend Moises Ville's centennial party; and so on. The publication spans the final hundred years and examines the adventure of Jewish immigrants in either North and South the USA, a few of whom have been nourished through their roots, others who severed their ties to an outdated lifestyle. In the alternatives all of them made, the methods they discovered love or close themselves off from it, Nina Barragan deals a relocating and multidimensional portrait of early twentieth-century Argentina and its modern descendants.

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
Nina Barragan lives in Iowa urban. Her different books comprise The Egyptian guy and No Peace at Versailles.

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" . . . Barragan bargains a multidimensional portrait of early twentieth-century Argentina and its modern descendants." -- Shofar

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Download e-book for iPad: Writing as Freedom, Writing as Testimony: Four Italian by Sergio Parussa

By Sergio Parussa

ISBN-10: 0815631987

ISBN-13: 9780815631989

In Writing as Freedom, Writing as Testimony, Sergio Parussa explores the connection among Judaism and writing within the works of 4 twentieth-century Italian writers: Umberto Saba, Natlia Ginzburg, Giorgio Bassani, and Primo Levi. Parussa examines different ways that every one authors' paintings responds to Judaism and the thought of Jewish id.
With nice aspect, he exhibits how their writings replicate the switch in perspective in the direction of Judaism that happens in Italian society among the mid-nineteenth century and the mid-twentieth centuries: from a notion of Jewish id as a constraint to one's freedom, to an figuring out of it as a device of highbrow freedom that could give a contribution to one's experience of identification. For those authors, the restoration of Judaism does not include simply telling tales with Jewish subject material. It additionally exists within the very gesture of reminiscence, within the repetition of an act of remembering within which the previous is salvaged via its go back to the current. via reminiscence, one turns into loose to verify distinction and to make Jewish traditions fundamental components of Italian culture.

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