The Oxford Book of Hebrew Short Stories

The Oxford Book of Hebrew Short Stories

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This collection of 33 stories charts the development of themes and styles in Jewish fiction from the late-19th century to the end of the 20th. Alongside the grand themes of intellectual disillusionment and the huge political changes which Jewish writers have had to come to terms with, there are more intimate explorations of human relationships, and of individual triumph and anguish within the complexities of 20th-century life. As well as established writers such as Amos Oz and David Grossman it includes less well-known Hebrew writers, appearing in English translation for the first time.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 421 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 27.94mm | 430.91g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 019288039X
  • 9780192880390

About Glenda Abramson

About the Editor: Glenda Abramson is Lecturer in Post-Biblical Hebrew at Oxford University, and Schreiber Fellow in Modern Jewish Studies at the Oxford Center for Postgraduate Hebrew and Hebrew Studies.show more

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-This collection of Hebrew short stories contains the work of the great modern Hebrew prose writers...in Europe and Israel. With consistently good translations and an excellent introduction and notes by editor Abramson, the work begins with Sefarim in the beginning of the twentieth century and includes contemporary writers and lesser-known women and Sephardic authors....A superb collection.---Library Journal "This collection of Hebrew short stories contains the work of the great modern Hebrew prose writers...in Europe and Israel. With consistently good translations and an excellent introduction and notes by editor Abramson, the work begins with Sefarim in the beginning of the twentieth century and includes contemporary writers and lesser-known women and Sephardic authors....A superb collection."--Library Journal "This collection of Hebrew short stories contains the work of the great modern Hebrew prose writers...in Europe and Israel. With consistently good translations and an excellent introduction and notes by editor Abramson, the work begins with Sefarim in the beginning of the twentieth century and includes contemporary writers and lesser-known women and Sephardic authors....A superb collection."--Library Journal "This collection of Hebrew short stories contains the work of the great modern Hebrew prose writers...in Europe and Israel. With consistently good translations and an excellent introduction and notes by editor Abramson, the work begins with Sefarim in the beginning of the twentieth century and includes contemporary writers and lesser-known women and Sephardic authors....A superb collection."--Library Journal "This collection of Hebrew short stories contains the work of the great modern Hebrew prose writers...in Europe and Israel. With consistently good translations and an excellent introduction and notes by editor Abramson, the work begins with Sefarim in the beginning of the twentieth century and includes contemporary writers and lesser-known women and Sephardic authors....A superb collection."--Library Journal "This collection of Hebrew short stories contains the work of the great modern Hebrew prose writers...in Europe and Israel. With consistently good translations and an excellent introduction and notes by editor Abramson, the work begins with Sefarim in the beginning of the twentieth century andincludes contemporary writers and lesser-known women and Sephardic authors....A superb collection."--Library Journalshow more

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