Modern Hebrew literature, from the Enlightenment to the birth of the State of Israel
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Modern Hebrew literature, from the Enlightenment to the birth of the State of Israel trends and values by Simon Halkin

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  • Hebrew literature, Modern -- History and criticism

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StatementSimon Halkin.
The Physical Object
Pagination238 p.
Number of Pages238
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23753562M

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From The Enlightenment to the Birth of the State of Israel: Trends and Values (Modern Hebrew Literature) [Halkin, Simon] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From The Enlightenment to the Birth of the State of Israel: Trends and Values (Modern Hebrew Literature). Introduction. The history of Hebrew literature in Israel is actually made up of many “histories,” which can be traced back to literature written outside of Israel. The history of Israel’s Hebrew literature is bound up with questions of identity and self-understanding. It reflects tensions between tradition and modern processes of secularization, between homeland and exile, hegemonic. The Haskalah, often termed Jewish Enlightenment (Hebrew: השכלה; literally, "wisdom", "erudition") was an intellectual movement among the Jews of Central and Eastern Europe, with certain influence on those in Western Europe and the Muslim arose as a defined ideological worldview during the s, and its last stage ended around , with the rise of Jewish nationalism. Yehuda Amichai is one of the twentieth century's (and Israel's) leading poets. In this remarkable book, Gold offers a profound reinterpretation of Amichai's early works, using two sets of untapped Author: Michal Ben-Horin.

The revival of the Hebrew language took place in Europe and Palestine toward the end of the 19th century and into the 20th century, through which the language's usage changed from the sacred language of Judaism to a spoken and written language used for daily life in process began as a diversity of Jews started arriving and establishing themselves alongside the pre-existing Jewish. To mark this fine tradition, here is a brief history of Hebrew literature from the earliest known to this day. The books of the Bible. Clearly, the earliest and most important, not to mention the most commercially successful, works of Hebrew literature are the books of the . World War II and the Arab-Israeli War of –49 brought to the fore Palestinian-born writers who dealt with the problems of their generation in colloquially flavoured Hebrew. In the State of Israel, where Hebrew had become the official language, literature developed on a large scale, mainly along contemporary western European and American lines. The tradition of Hebrew belles lettres in Eastern Europe began with anti-Hasidic satires by Galician maskilim in the s and ended with desperate attempts to preserve the remnants of Hebrew literary activity in Poland on the eve of World War II. The intervening period witnessed years of intense creative activity, during which modern Hebrew literature flourished in various geographic.

The year of the establishment of the State of Israel, , is a convenient date to mark the onset of the Israel period of modern Hebrew literature, although it actually began earlier. One of its leading literary figures, S. *Yizhar, published his first short story, Efrayim Ḥozer la-Aspeset, as early as   Halkin, Simon. Modern Hebrew Literature: From the Enlightenment to the Birth of the State of Israel. New York: Schocken Books, Hertzberg, Arthur. “ Years Later, A Jewish Writer’s Time Has Come.” The New York Times 31 March Agnon chose to use more modern forms of the Hebrew language in his works. His familiarity with Jewish tradition, together with the influence of 19th and early 20th century European literature, gave rise to a body of fiction dealing with major contemporary spiritual concerns, the disintegration of traditional ways of life, the loss of faith, and the subsequent loss of identity.   For anyone interested in Israel—as a state, a culture, a phenomenon—modern Hebrew literature is a way in. North American Judaism and Jewish culture project a lot on to Israel. They seem to expect it to provide some explanation, some critical piece of modern non-Israeli Jewish : Josh Lambert.