A history of modern Hebrew literature (1785-1930)
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Published by M. L. Cailingold in London .
Written in English


  • Hebrew literature, Modern -- History and criticism.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Joseph Klausner. Authorised translation from the Hebrew by Herbert Danby. Edited by Leon Simon.
ContributionsSimon, Leon, Sir, 1881-1965, ed.
LC ClassificationsPJ5017 .K513
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 204 p.
Number of Pages204
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6284860M
LC Control Number33001992

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There are many ways of compiling an anthology, and many ways, perhaps, of considering what a collective voice is. Glenda Abramson, in the introduction to her "Oxford Book of Hebrew Short Stories", gives a fairly history-book account of the development of modern Hebrew letters, with the one note that "throughout the development of Hebrew literature writers have been nominated /5(6). To mark this fine tradition, here is a brief history of Hebrew literature from the earliest known to this day. The books of the Bible. Clearly, the earliest and most important, not to mention the most commercially successful, works of Hebrew literature are the books of the Bible, 24 or 36 in number, depending on how one counts. The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature, vols. 1–7, –; new series. ed. I. Goldberg, N. Raz, A. Zipin, E. Kandelshein and N. Duchovni, v. 1–10, –; I. Goldberg and N. Duchovni, S. Agnon: A Bibliography of His Work in Translation Including Selected Publications about Agnon and his Writing (); E. Lapon.   Robert Bernard Alter (b. ) was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Lifetime Achievement and the PEN Center Literary Award for Translation. He is the Class of Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, and has published many acclaimed works on the Bible, literary modernism, and 4/5.

Hebrew literature, the body of written works produced in the Hebrew language and distinct from Jewish literature, which also exists in other languages.. Literature in Hebrew has been produced uninterruptedly from the early 12th century bc, and certain excavated tablets may indicate a literature of even greater bc to c. ad , Hebrew was a spoken language . Introduction. The Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament, is not so much a book as a collection of books—hence the derivation of “Bible” from the Greek term ta biblia (the books). The anthological character of the Bible is captured as well by the modern Hebrew designation TaNaKh: an abbreviation of Torah (Law), Nebiʾim (Prophets), and Ketuvim (Writings). Modern Hebrew, based on the biblical language, contains many innovations designed to meet modern needs; it is the only colloquial speech based on a written language. The pronunciation is a modification of that used by the Sephardic (Hispano-Portuguese) Jews rather than that of the Ashkenazic (East European) Jews. The old guttural consonants are not clearly distinguished . Modern Hebrew literature emerged in the late 18th and early 19th centuries in European centers of Jewish life, such as Berlin, Vilna, and Warsaw. Often considered as part of the Haskalah (Jewish enlightenment), its various themes and genres were acutely attuned to historical change and may be understood in relation to the modernization of large.

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