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Literary Passports: The Making of Modernist Hebrew Fiction in Europe

Shachar Pinsker


This book explores modernist Hebrew fiction in Europe in the early decades of the twentieth century. It not only serves as an introduction to this body of literature, but also acts as a major revisionist statement, freeing this literature from a Zionist-nationalist narrative and viewing it through the wider lens of new comparative studies in modernism. The book's central claim is that modernist Hebrew prose-fiction, as it emerged from 1900 to 1930, was shaped by the highly charged encounter of traditionally educated Jews with the revolution of European literature and culture known as modernism ... More

Keywords: modernist Hebrew fiction, modernism, Jews, European literature, sexuality, gender, tradition, modernity, religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780804770644
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804770644.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shachar Pinsker, author