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Author Pinsker, Shachar.

Title Literary passports : the making of modernist Hebrew fiction in Europe / Shachar M. Pinsker
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 487 pages) : illustrations
Series Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture
Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Contents Spatializing the margins : Hebrew modernism and the urban experience -- Odessa and Warsaw : a tale of two centers? -- Homel and Lvov : the significance of the frontiers -- London : a foggy day in Whitechapel -- Vienna : "this mocking and innocent city" -- Berlin : between the Scheunenviertel and the Romanisches café -- The sexual turn in modernist fiction of fin de siècle Europe -- "I am so weak and my desire is so strong" : the crisis of (Jewish) masculinity -- In the house and in the gardens : erotic triangulations and homosocial desire -- Writing, masculinity and sexual desire -- Imagining the beloved : the new (Jewish) woman -- Old wine in new flasks : the reinvention of Jewish traditions -- In the shadow of God : the quest for new religiosity in European and Hebrew modernism -- Mysterium tremendum : the varieties of religious experience in Hebrew modernism -- Out of the depths : visions and guiding spirits -- Appendix : the meaning of Hasidism and its echoes in modern Hebrew literature (1906) / Yosef Chaim Brenner
Summary Literary Passports is the first book to explore modernist Hebrew fiction in Europe in the early decades of the twentieth century. It not only serves as an introduction to this important body of literature, but also acts as a major revisionist statement, freeing this literature from a Zionist-nationalist narrative and viewing it through the wider lens of new comparative studies in modernism. The book's central claim is that modernist Hebrew prose-fiction, as it emerged from 1900 to 1930, was shaped by the highly charged encounter of traditionally educated Jews with the revolution of European literature and culture known as modernism. The book deals with modernist Hebrew fiction as an urban phenomenon, explores the ways in which the genre dealt with issues of sexuality and gender, and examines its depictions of the complex relations between tradition, modernity, and religion. --From publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Hebrew fiction -- Europe -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Jewish fiction -- Europe -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010011548
ISBN 0804777241 (electronic bk.)
9780804777247 (electronic bk.)