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Modern Hebrew Fiction

Modern Hebrew Fiction (Hardback)

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Gershon Shaked's history of modern Hebrew fiction traces the emergence and development of a literature "against all odds" - from its European roots in the 1880s, when it had neither a country nor a spoken language, to the flowering of a literary culture on Israeli soil from the founding of the State through the 1990s. The product of more than 20 years of research, it is unique in its scope, profiling four generations of Hebrew writers from Mendele Mokher Seforim, I. L. Peretz, and Haim Nahman Bialik through Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Aharon Appelfeld, Amalia Kahana-Carmon, Amos Oz, and A. B. Yehoshua, to the recent writings of David Grossman, Meir Shalev, and Orly Castel-Bloom. Through detailed discussions of themes and style in specific texts, Shaked conveys the richness of the Hebrew literary tradition. At the same time, through biographical surveys, historical observations, and socio-cultural and political analyses, he illuminates the relationship of these writings to the context in which they were produced, revealing the complex inter-textual play between Hebrew literature and life.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsReligious groups: social & cultural aspectsJewish studies Publisher: Indiana University Press Publication Date: 22/07/2000 ISBN-13: 9780253337115  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Gershon Shaked is Professor Emeritus of Hebrew Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition to many works in Hebrew, his English language publications include *The Shadows Within: Essays on Modern Jewish Writers*, *Shmuel Yosef Agnon: A Revolutionary Traditionalist*, and* Eight Great Hebrew Short Novels* (coedited with Alan Lelchuk). Shaked is the recipient of the Israel Prize and the Bialik Prize.

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