Here and Now
History, Nationalism, and Realism in Modern Hebrew Fiction
By (author) Todd Hasak-Lowy
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Here and Now by Todd Hasak-Lowy
Book DescriptionThe emergence of Zionism in the late nineteenth century and the evolution of Zionist society in Palestine were profoundly influenced by the Hebrew literature of the day. As Todd Hasak-Lowy cogently argues in this book, Hebrew authors wrote with the belief that accurately representing Jewish society - including its history - in their texts would both record the past and establish its future course.Hasak-Lowy traces the tensions between the extraliterary - the historical, social, and political - and the literary - the aesthetic, formal, and stylistic - in Hebrew fiction. Focusing on canonical texts by S. Y. Abramovitz, Y. H. Brenner, S. Y. Agnon, and S. Yizhar, the author establishes how modern Hebrew writers galvanized Jewish nationalism in nineteenth-century Europe and later articulated its character in twentieth-century Palestine.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780815631576
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publish Date: 15-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Todd Hasak-Lowy
Todd Hasak-Lowy is assistant professor of Hebrew language and literature at the University of Florida.
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