Masterpieces of Hebrew Literature
Selections from 2000 Years of Jewish Creativity
Masterpieces of Hebrew Literature by Curt Leviant
Book DescriptionMasterpieces of Hebrew Literature is a true masterpiece of its own--one of the few collections in which readers can find important works of Jewish tradition and culture by such authors as Rashi, Maimonides, Judah Halevi, and Joseph Caro, all in one place. Curt Leviant includes literature that spans many genres, from fiction and poetry to legal, ethical, and midrashic works; from responsa and Biblical commentary to histories and letters. His brief introductions place the works and their authors in historical perspective.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780827608801
(229mm x 152mm x 43mm)
Imprint: Jewish Publication Society
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
Publish Date: 7-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Curt Leviant
Kafka's Son, Paperback (February 2016)
"Including selections from the newly discovered Journals of K."
Golem and the Wondrous Deeds of the Maharal of Prague, Paperback (August 2008)
Translates Yudl Rosenberg's classic golem story into English. This title also discusses the golem legend before and after Rosenberg's contributions. It features adventures, surprises, romance, suspense, mysticism, Jewish pride, and storytelling.
King Artus, Paperback (July 2003)
An English translation of a medieval Hebrew Arthurian tale based on the work of an Italian Jew in 1279. The stories tell of Merlin's role in the seductions of Igerna by Pendragon and of Arthur's rise to royal glory. The corrected Hebrew text is mirrored with English transliteration on facing pages.
Jewish Book of Fables, Hardback (December 2001)» View all books by Curt Leviant
The fable has a 3000-year-old tradition in Jewish literature, going back to the Bible and the Talmud. It was not until the advent of the illustrious poet and fabulist Eliezer Shtaynbarg that fable writing in Yiddish was honed to perfection. This text is devoted to Shtaynbarg's work.
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Author Biography - Curt Leviant
Curt Leviant is a prolific author and translator. Having taught Jewish Studies at Rutgers University, he has translated many great works of Yiddish literature. He served as translator on five Sholem Aleichem collections and on four of Chaim Grade's novels, including The Agunah and The Yeshiva, which won a National Jewish Book Award. His translation of Aleichem's Song of Songs was adapted into an Off-Broadway musical. He has also written a number of novels including The Yemenite Girl, Passion in the Desert, and The Man Who Thought He Was the Messiah, and the novellas Ladies and Gentlemen, the Original Music of the Hebrew Alphabet and Weekend in Mustara.
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