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Author Weiss, Hillel.

Title Around the Point : Studies in Jewish Literature and Culture in Multiple Languages.

Imprint Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource (706 pages)
Contents Preface; around the point; medieval languages and literaturesin italy and spain; the ashkenazim-east vs. west; transformation of solitudes; almond tree alleyinomerijanby dorit rabinian as a fictional textappealing to the way of lifeand tradition in the jewishcommunity in iran; ladino instructions in meza de el almaand seder nashim from thessalonikiin the 16th century; linguistic conservatismversus linguistic pragmatism; the last representative of the ladinoliturgical literature of the turkishjewish community of istanbul; from bischwiller to jerusalemand back; the book of edmond.
Contemporary jewish life, between freedom and traditionin eliette abécassis' novelet te voici permise à tout hommethe divine name in judeo-italiantranslations of the bibleand its intercultural connections; intercultural exchangeand maintaining fidelity to judaism; sediments of complexed jewish identityin natalia ginzburg'swritings; franz kafka and the jewish religion; kafka'saphorisms and kabbala; shma yisrael; benjamin between kandinskiand warburg; "the mind has no knowledge"; from sephardic traditional to modernserbian/yugoslav literature; tangled fragments of identityin a changing world.
The cultural identity of babelchagall in moscow; moscow yiddish chamber theatreduring 1926; ilya selvinsky and soviet shoah poetryin the spring of 1945; jewishness as difference in the latesoviet period and the worksof the strugatsky brothers; contemporary russian-jewishliterature and reinventingof jewish poetics; boris pasternak's doctor zhivagoin the eyes of israeli writersand intellectuals (1958-1960); contributors.
Summary Around the Point is a unique collection that brings to readers the works of almost thirty scholars dealing with Jewish literature in various Jewish and non-Jewish languages, such as Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, French, Italian, German, Hungarian, Serbian, Polish, and Russian. Although this volume does not cover all the languages of Jewish letters, it is a significant endeavor in establishing the realm of multilingual international study of Jewish literature and culture. Among the questions under ...
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters.
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Subject Jewish literature -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Katsman, Roman.
Kotlerman, Ber.
Other Form: Print version: Weiss, Hillel. Around the Point : Studies in Jewish Literature and Culture in Multiple Languages. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, ©2014 9781443855778
ISBN 9781443857529 (electronic bk.)
1443857521 (electronic bk.)