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Yosef Haim Brenner: A Life

Anita Shapira


This book follows the life story of the writer, critic, and intellectual Yosef Haim Brenner, one of the leading figures of the Hebrew renaissance at the turn of the nineteenth century. It describes Brenner as a representative of the generation of young Jews who were exposed to modernity, underwent an identity crisis, and embraced Jewish nationalism as their way of coping with the "death of God" and their deep attachment to the Jewish people, Jewish culture and its languages. The clashes between religious Jews and apostates, Zionists and non-Zionists, Yiddishists and Hebraists, are illuminated ... More

Keywords: Brenner, Hebrew renaissance, Jewish nationalism, Zionism, Pale of Settlement, Lvov, Palestine, Jewish culture, Yiddish language and literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780804785273
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804785273.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anita Shapira, author