8 Great Hebrew Short Novels

ISBN-10: 1592641121
ISBN-13: 9781592641123
Edition: 2nd 2005
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Description: Selected and edited by Alan Lelchuk and Gershon Shaked, and with an introduction by Alan Lelchuk, this is an anthology comprising complete novellas by some of the finest Hebrew writers of the past century aimed at students of modern Hebrew  More...

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List price: $14.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Toby Press LLC, The
Publication date: 4/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 460
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Selected and edited by Alan Lelchuk and Gershon Shaked, and with an introduction by Alan Lelchuk, this is an anthology comprising complete novellas by some of the finest Hebrew writers of the past century aimed at students of modern Hebrew literature.

Alan Lelchuk is the author of six novels, including American Mischief, Miriam at Thirty-Four, Brooklyn Boy, and Playing the Game. He has also co-edited an anthology of Hebrew fiction in English translation, entitled "Eight Great Hebrew Short Novels."He is a co-founder of Steerforth Press, a literary publishing house (in Vermont), where he serves as an editor.He received his BA from Brooklyn College (1960,World Literature), and his graduate degrees from Stanford Univ in English (Ph.D.,1965). He has taught at Brandeis, Amherst College, and since 1985 at Dartmouth. (He spent a Fulbright year at Haifa University,1986-87, as writer in residence.) He has also been a Guggenheim Fellow in Fiction.For Jewish Studies at Dartmouth, he has taught�a course in contemporary Jewish fiction. Since WWII, Jewish writers have not only come into their own, but have dominated the landscape of world fiction, as the course tries to demonstrate. Readings include Isaac Babel, I.B.Singer, Ida Fink, Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, Grace Paley, Teodor Borowski, A.B.Yehoshua, Amos Oz, Bernard Malamud, Nadine Gordimer, and others.During the 1999 - 2000 academic year, Professor Lelchuk was the Otto Salgo Chair in American Studies at Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest.

Gershon Shaked is Professor Emeritus of Hebrew Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition to many works in Hebrew, his English language publications include *The Shadows Within: Essays on Modern Jewish Writers*, *Shmuel Yosef Agnon: A Revolutionary Traditionalist*, and* Eight Great Hebrew Short Novels* (coedited with Alan Lelchuk). Shaked is the recipient of the Israel Prize and the Bialik Prize.

Sidewaysp. 1
Nervesp. 33
The vengeance of the fathersp. 69
In the prime of her lifep. 189
Facing the seap. 249
The hill of evil counselp. 311
Musical momentp. 367
The continuing silence of a poetp. 413
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