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Literary PassportsThe Making of Modernist Hebrew Fiction in Europe$
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Shachar Pinsker

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780804770644

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804770644.001.0001

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Berlin

Berlin

Between the Scheunenviertel and the Romanisches Café

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(p.105) Six Berlin
Source:
Literary Passports
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804770644.003.0007

This chapter explores the emergence of modernist Hebrew literature in Berlin. Between 1920 and 1925, Berlin was a major center of Hebrew literary activity. A very distinguished group of East European Hebrew and Yiddish writers immigrated to Berlin, where they lived, wrote, and published their works. The chapter considers the role of the city in a number of different contexts: Berlin as historical center of Hebrew literature; Berlin as a locus for Hebrew and Yiddish publishing enterprise; and Berlin as a center for a distinctive German-Jewish culture.

Keywords:   modernist Hebrew literature, Berlin, Hebrew, Yiddish, Hebrew literature, publishing, German-Jewish culture

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