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Israeli Stories: A Selection of the Best Contemporary Hebrew Writing

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A selection of the Best Writing in Israel Today

Edited by Joel Blocker, introduction by Robert Alter

The present volume of Israeli stories reassuringly illustrates the other half of a frequently asserted half-truth. Modern Hebrew literature, it is claimed, liked Yiddish literature, does not really share the large concerns of serious literary activity in the West. The Hebrew writer ordinarily does not address himself to the human situation with all of its far-reaching possibilities of tragedy of comedy, but to the Jewish situation, which is quite another thing. Consequently, Hebrew and Yiddish writers—so goes the claim—develop a system of typology rather than methods of characterization, for they are most essentially interested in the Jewish people, its particular qualities and its present fate or ultimate destiny, while the individual, who is central in other modern literatures, stands at the periphery of their vision.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction  • Robert Alter

Tehilah S. Y. Agnon

The Sermon   Haim Hazaz

The Name Aharon Megged

The Parched Earth Yoram Kaniuk

A Roll of Canvas Benjain Tammu

The Prisoner • S. Yizhar

Battle for the Hill Yehuda Amihai

Forevermore S.Y. Agnon

 

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805201086
Editor:
Blocker, Joel
Introduction:
Alter, Robert
Introduction by:
Alter, Robert
Introduction:
Alter, Robert
Editor:
Blocker, Joel
Author:
Blocker, Joel
Publisher:
Schocken Books Inc
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Middle Eastern
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Translations from foreign languages
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19650131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
8.36x5.92x.65 in. .74 lbs.

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