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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Sami Shalom Chetrit In this essay I offer a radical Mizrahi reading of the poetry of the Ashkenazi Zionist poet Haim Nahman Bialik—that is, a reading that examines Jewish and Israeli history and culture through the radical Mizrahi discourse that has evolved in Israel during the past generation...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 394–412.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Margarita Levantovskaya This article examines how contemporary Russian-Jewish-American literature imagines home and belonging for diasporic subjects. It focuses on novels by immigrant Jewish writers born in the USSR, specifically Anya Ulinich, Gary Shteyngart, and Ellen Litman. The novels analyzed...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 444–465.
Published: 01 December 2018
... fears and revels in its own commodification and immersion in the economic sphere. These novels exemplify how modern, transnational Jewish literature was reconceived as material culture. Works Cited Agnon S. Y. Just Yesterday . Trans. Harshav Barbara . Princeton : Princeton UP...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (4): 403–417.
Published: 01 September 2006
...LILIANE WEISSBERG University of Oregon 2006 Apple, Sam. Schlepping Through the Alps: My Search for Austria's Jewish Past with Its Last Wandering Shepard . New York: Ballantine Books, 2005 . Aschheim, Steven, ed. Arendt in Jerusalem . Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (1): 42–57.
Published: 01 January 2001
... . Burgauer, Erica. Zwischen Erinnerung und Verdrängung: Juden in Deutschland nach 1945 . Reinbek bei Hamburg: Rowohlt, 1993 . Chase, Jefferson S. Inciting Laughter: The Rise of “Jewish Humor” in Nineteenth-Century German Culture . Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1999 . Cohen, Sarah Blacher...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (3): 215–228.
Published: 01 June 2002
.... Garrett, Leah. “ Modernity in Motion: Images of Travel in Modern Yiddish Literature .” Diss. Jewish Theological Seminary, 1999 . Green, Martin. The Robinson Crusoe Story . University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1990 . Lefevere, Andre. “ Translation Practice(s) and the Circulation...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 359–361.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Mary B. Quinn An Early Self: Jewish Belonging in Romance Literature, 1499–1627 . By Zepp Susanne . Stanford : Stanford University Press , 2014 . 261 p. © 2016 by University of Oregon 2016 BOOK REVIEWS / 359 most...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 453–456.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Christian J. Emden Nietzsche's Jewish Problem: Between Anti-Semitism and Anti-Judaism . By Holub Robert C. . Princeton : Princeton University Press , 2016 . 296 p. © 2016 by University of Oregon 2016 BOOK REVIEWS / 453...
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Comparative Literature (2024) 76 (2): 220–239.
Published: 01 June 2024
... genocide, both of Native Americans and of European Jews, becomes in Rothenberg’s poetry the catalyst for a new purpose for primitivism—resisting ecological and cultural devastation. Rothenberg’s reactivation of Jewish primitivism follows two paths: first, an insistence on understanding the destruction...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 19–31.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Gil Hochberg Abstract This article is about a recent wave of literary dystopias published in Israel, most of which center on the soon-to-come destruction of the Jewish state. Notable among these are The Third ( Ha-shlishi ) by Yishai Sarid (2015), Mud ( Tit ) by Dror Burstein (2016), and Nuntia...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 322–339.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Neta Stahl The train had a remarkable and meaningful role in the process of modernization and secularization within European Jewish society during the nineteenth century. Not surprisingly, this central role is reflected in the literature of the period, in what I would like to call “the train genre...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 307–327.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Claire Solomon In Argentina, a multimedia boom in historical fictions about the so-called Jewish White Slave Trade of the early twentieth century in Buenos Aires has created a consensus about a particular set of events that deviates in consistent ways from the available evidence. In this essay I...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 345–362.
Published: 01 September 2013
... the perspective of a modern Hebrew poet and Orientalist scholar, Elhanan Yehuda Kron, who travels from Palestine to Berlin to pursue his research on the Islamic origins of Jewish mysticism. Through Kron 1 s experiences in Berlin in the 1930s, the novel calls attention to how the origin of modern secular Hebrew...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 363–381.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of Benjamin's close friend Gershom Scholem, the great scholar of Jewish mysticism and messianism. Scholem may be seen both as the object of the critical reading offered in this essay and its inspiration. On the one hand, Scholem was among those who participated in the construction of the Zionist metahistorical...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 222–237.
Published: 01 June 2017
...-Jewish other. In the fictional creations of Ismael/David and Amir/Yonatan, Abulhawa and Kashua, respectively, construe characters whose existence blurs the borderline between various versions of today's Palestinian Arab and mainstream projections of its Israeli-Jewish counterpart. These characters...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 43–53.
Published: 01 January 2009
...NINA PELIKAN STRAUS What does W.G. Sebald mean by the doubling of his character Jacques Austerlitz with Ludwig Wittgenstein, a “poetic” philosopher who, although of Jewish ancestry, had little to say about the fate of the Jews during the Nazi period? Sebald's initiation of the reader...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 367–387.
Published: 01 September 2009
... fellow staunch Zionists, he argued passionately that Hebrew should be the language of the emerging national culture and that Yiddish, the language of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, should be abandoned to the Diaspora. But, strangely enough, Shlonsky's early poetry and manifestoes are infused with Yiddish...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 68–88.
Published: 01 January 2010
... the experience of the Israeli Palestinian as a site of productive ironic performativity, Kashua's texts, I conclude, break open the monolithic image of the nation, exposing the inherent violence and contradictions involved in positioning Israel as a “Jewish State” and in situating Israeli Palestinians...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 137–161.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Anne Dwyer This essay investigates the linguistic play and geopolitical scenarios in the work of Austrian writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (author of Venus in Furs and the man who gave his name to “masochism”) and his younger contemporary, the German-Jewish writer Karl Emil Franzos. Both men grew...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 436–454.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., the spoken qualities of the Hebrew Bible by allowing the human breath to dictate line divisions. Celan repurposed the breath-unit for his post-Shoah poetics: it registered, for him, a further disruption of the Hebrew-German translational link, following the demise of the Jewish community of readers. Celan’s...