Get Iterations of Loss: Mutilation and Aesthetic Form, PDF

By Jeffrey Sacks

ISBN-10: 0823264947

ISBN-13: 9780823264940

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In a sequence of beautiful shut readings of Arabic and Arab Jewish writing, Jeffrey Sacks considers the relation of poetic assertion to person and collective loss, the dispossession of peoples and languages, and singular occasions of destruction within the 19th, 20th, and twenty-first centuries. Addressing the paintings of Mahmoud Darwish, Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq, Elias Khoury, Edmond Amran El Maleh, Shimon Ballas, and Taha Husayn, Sacks demonstrates the reiterated incursion of loss into the time of life—losses that language declines to mourn. Language happens because the new release of loss, confounding its domestication within the type of the monolingual nation within the Arabic 19th century’s fallout.

Reading the past due lyric poetry of the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish when it comes to the destruction of Palestine in 1948, Sacks reconsiders the 19th century Arabic nahda and its relation to colonialism, philology, and the ecu Enlightenment. He argues that this occasion is one in every of catastrophic loss, in which the earlier abruptly seems to be as though it belonged to a different time. analyzing al-Shidyaq’s al-Saq ‘ala al-saq (1855) and the legacies to which it issues in post-1948 writing in Arabic, Hebrew, and French, Sacks underlines a displacement and relocation of the Arabic observe adab and its perform, supplying a unique contribution to Arabic and center East reviews, severe idea, poetics, aesthetics, and comparative literature.

Drawing on writings of Jacques Derrida, Walter Benjamin, Avital Ronell, Judith Butler, Theodor Adorno, and Edward W. acknowledged, Iterations of Loss exhibits that language interrupts its pacification as an occasion of aesthetic coherency, to signify that literary comparability doesn't privilege a renewed giving of experience yet supplies position to a brand new experience of relation.

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New PDF release: another god: a novel of Independent Scotland

By David Brauner,Ruth Morris

ISBN-10: 1784079669

ISBN-13: 9781784079666

What if…? The speculative fiction depicted in one other GOD has now not come to existence, now not but. however it may perhaps – after Scotland achieves independence. A rabbi’s dream might swap the trajectory of 1 country and retailer one other state from destruction. a first-rate minister’s Machiavellian patriotism may release a brand new countryside on an aimless path into oblivion. One woman’s miracle can produce a love-child. And one other woman’s power and bold may well rescue one thousand lives. Scotland’s destiny historical past is but to be written – or is it?

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Download e-book for kindle: Handbuch der deutsch-jüdischen Literatur (German Edition) by Hans Otto Horch

By Hans Otto Horch

ISBN-10: 3110280817

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Die internationale Erforschung der deutschsprachigen Literatur jüdischer Autorinnen und Autoren (neben den deutschsprachigen Ländern vor allem united states, Israel, England und Frankreich) wurde insbesondere seit den 1970er Jahren intensiviert. Dabei stehen einzelne Persönlichkeiten, Epochen, Gattungen, Medien oder Einzelprobleme im Vordergrund. Bis heute fehlt allerdings eine Darstellung, in der die Erträge der Forschung zum Gesamtgebiet bis in die Gegenwart zusammengefasst und bewertet werden. Diese Lücke schließt das vorliegende Handbuch, das in drei Teile gegliedert ist. In Teil 1 steht die geschichtliche Entwicklung der deutsch-jüdischen Literatur vom 18. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart im Mittelpunkt, ergänzt durch ein vorangestelltes Kapitel zur state of affairs im Mittelalter und der Frühen Neuzeit. Dabei geht es um prinzipielle Fragen jüdisch-religiöser und jüdisch-kultureller Positionen, soweit sie für die deutsch-jüdische Literatur suitable sind, sowie um die Auseinandersetzung mit antijüdischen resp. antisemitischen Strömungen in der deutschen Gesellschaft und ihren Niederschlag in der deutschen Literatur. Jüdische culture und jüdische Existenz bilden die leitenden Gesichtspunkte für die Untersuchung bis in die Gegenwart. Teil 2 nimmt wesentliche Orte und Räume der Herausbildung deutsch-jüdischer Literatur bzw. des Einflusses auf sie in den Blick (Berlin, Wien, Prag, Czernowitz, das jiddischsprachige Osteuropa). Dadurch wird die europäische measurement des Gegenstandsbereichs deutlich. In Teil 3 werden Genres, Medien und kulturelle Institutionen dargestellt, die für die deutsch-jüdische Literatur prägend sind - historischer Roman, Ghettoliteratur, Autobiographie oder religiöse Literatur, Kinder- und Jugendliteratur, Drama und Theater, movie, Presse, Verlage, Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft, aber auch Witz oder Aggada als prägende Formen jüdischer Geistigkeit.

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Jeremy Dauber's Antonio's Devils: Writers of the Jewish Enlightenment and PDF

By Jeremy Dauber

ISBN-10: 0804749019

ISBN-13: 9780804749015

Antonio's Devils bargains either traditionally and theoretically with the origins of recent Hebrew and Yiddish literature by means of tracing the growth of some outstanding writers who, for numerous purposes and in quite a few methods, brought up Scripture for his or her personal objective, as Antonio's "devil," Shylock, does in The service provider of Venice.

By studying the paintings of key figures within the early background of Jewish literature in the course of the prism in their allusions to classical Jewish texts, the ebook focuses awareness at the wonderful and hugely advanced techniques the maskilim hired to accomplish their polemical and ideological ambitions. Dauber makes use of this system to check foundational texts by means of a few of the Jewish Enlightenment's best and critical authors, achieving new and infrequently striking conclusions.

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Read e-book online The Matrimonial Flirtations of Emma Kaulfield: A novel PDF

By Anna Fishbeyn

ISBN-10: 1628727586

ISBN-13: 9781628727586

The Matrimonial Flirtations of Emma Kaulfield is a frequently laugh-out-loud comedy of conflicting manners, values, and customs, set opposed to the backdrop of a Russian immigrant family’s fight to assimilate, their newfound love of capitalism, and their insistent push for his or her kid's tangible luck. Emma Kaulfield escaped the Soviet Union within the Nineteen Eighties whilst she used to be 10--hers used to be one of many final Jewish households to be let loose. Now a beautiful younger lady, going to grad college at NYU, chaffing on the cultural restraints of her history, Emma is engaged to a person similar to her--a good-looking younger Russian Jew--but then a steamy stumble upon with a stranger in a restaurant rest room becomes a torrid love affair. She wrestles with what she is aware she may still do (career vs. art); who she should still love (one of her personal vs. the unique temptation), to stay dependable to her kin, her people--after all they've got suffered--or reduce ties and defy those that love her. The Matrimonial Flirtations of Emma Kaulfield builds in strength and suspense, simply turning into an all-night binge learn, most unlikely to place down. Fishbeyn’s debut novel is horny, hilarious, heartbreaking, and breathtaking.

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Get All the Angels were Jewish PDF

By Kevin E. Ready

ISBN-10: 0943039207

ISBN-13: 9780943039206

A modern romance with a tender Jewish girl discovering her means because the global alterations round her. "Wealthy humans can purchase difficulties that the terrible or usual operating humans may perhaps by no means imagine." So went the recommendation from the hot York lawyer who inserted himself in Susan Fisher's existence. by no means ahead of had Susan ever had to examine the issues wealth can deliver. frequently, her challenge have been the opposite.

Susan Fisher's lifestyles is in a turmoil and he or she must take care of ambiguities and indecision attributable to drastic alterations in her existence. She must determine her position in an international with a formerly surprising Jewish history and an intensive switch in fortune. Susan's route to resolving those ambiguities and adjustments brings her romance, confusion and, finally, a brand new path in existence. Susan Fisher grew up as "that Jewish lady on 4th road" in her place of birth of Moline, Illinois, yet there has been little or no that was once rather Jewish in her existence. Her mom and dad, a professor and a highschool instructor, gave her a well-rounded, yet decidedly secular upbringing. She is gorgeous, clever and hardworking, but if her mom and dad go away without notice, Susan, a faculty sophomore at a small Christian collage, reveals herself thrust into life-changing events and he or she needs to query her function in existence, her values and her Jewish background. dropped at ny urban by means of a cryptic cell name from an legal professional for a deceased aunt, Susan is compelled to return to phrases with the ambiguities a dramatic swap in station, locale and chance brings her. Susan's aunt has left her not just an inheritance that might definitely switch her destiny, but additionally a style of her misplaced Jewish historical past that her mom and dad disdained. alongside the way in which, Susan reveals herself wondering these issues she had continuously proposal vital, while she is uprooted and transplanted right into a far-different international from her comfortable, Midwestern, educational roots.

Susan confides in an acquaintance that she needs she had a Disambiguation web page like these on Wikipedia.com, the place she may perhaps speedy and effectively come to a decision among the identities and offerings for her existence new romance and the myriad adjustments she encounters require. Susan unearths the largest ambiguity she needs to face is in her personal middle and experience of self. writer Kevin prepared supplies a fascinating voice to this story of a tender girl coming of age and making her existence offerings. The publication supplies an attractive view of Jewish history and customized, because the younger, supposedly Jewish lady reports her ancestral celebrations, historical past and values for the 1st time. A rabbi's long-lost granddaughter reveals her historical past in Kevin Ready's pleasant story.

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Read e-book online The Atheist’s Bible PDF

By Shalom Camenietzki

ISBN-10: 189723516X

ISBN-13: 9781897235164

Synopsis:
"The Atheist's Bible" is a suite of fifteen brief tales and novellas via Shalom Camenietzki, a Toronto-based psychologist and author of fictions. 9 of the fifteen tales that make up the gathering have been formerly released in Canadian literary magazines. released in 2006, the gathering has been reviewed through 5 literary magazines. The collection's subject matters are various, from an grownup psychologist reminiscing approximately his cherished, black Brazilian nanny, to an Israeli recruit senselessly demise as a result of pleasant fireplace. One brief tale and one novella deal explicitly with the lifetime of getting older, skilled psychologists, who're depicted in reasonable, non-flattering phrases, leaving no room for idealization and lionizing of these pros. the gathering revolves on Jewish characters, with out non-Jews as narrators or major figures.

About the Author:
Author Shalom Camenietzki was once born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and attended highschool and collage in Israel. He studied for a Ph.D. in psychology within the usa. due to the fact 1974, he has lived in Toronto, Canada, the place he's in inner most perform of medical psychology. he's married and has a son.

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Read e-book online Victor et Macha (Du monde entier) (French Edition) PDF

By Alona Kimhi,Laurence Sendrowicz

ISBN-10: 2070141438

ISBN-13: 9782070141432

Victor et Macha ont seulement grab et dix-sept ans, mais ils en savent déjà lengthy sur les vicissitudes de los angeles vie. Après une enfance en Union soviétique, l’émigration en Israël au début des années soixante-dix leur fera connaître le goût amer d’une certaine adversité. Victor surtout souffre de los angeles brutalité de ses nouveaux camarades, et trouve difficile de se faire une position dans cette société israélienne bousculée dans ses certitudes. Puis leurs mom and dad meurent dans un coincidence de voiture, et avant que leur grand-mère Catherine puisse émigrer à son journey pour leur épargner les companies sociaux, frère et sœur sont ballottés de kibboutz en internats.

Quand ils s’installent enfin tous les trois dans un appartement de los angeles banlieue de Haïfa, Catherine a beaucoup de mal à se montrer à los angeles hauteur et à donner de l’amour à ses petits-enfants. Macha, provocatrice et sûre d’elle, a d’autant plus d’ascendant sur son petit frère. Mais quand ce dernier se rapproche peu à peu de son camarade de classe Nimrod, un vrai "Sabra" qui le fascine, Macha réagit vivement. Trop vivement peut-être, et leur vie risque bien de basculer…

En s’attachant au destin de ces lointains cousins israéliens des célèbres Enfants terribles de Jean Cocteau, et en décrivant un can pay sans cesse obligé de se réinventer, Alona Kimhi fait preuve d’un souffle romanesque tout à fait exceptionnel. Une nouvelle affirmation de son gigantic talent.

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Download e-book for iPad: The I. L. Peretz Reader by I. L. Peretz,Ruth R. Wisse

By I. L. Peretz,Ruth R. Wisse

Isaac Leybush Peretz (1852–1915) is among the so much influential figures of contemporary Jewish tradition. Born in Poland and devoted to Yiddish tradition, he well-known that Jews had to adapt to their instances whereas retaining their cultural historical past, and his beautiful and lovely writings discover the complexities inherent within the fight among culture and the will for development. This ebook, which offers a memoir, poem, travelogue, and twenty-six tales through Peretz, additionally offers an in depth essay approximately Peretz’s lifestyles by means of Ruth R. Wisse. This version of the publication comprises, to boot, Peretz’s nice visionary drama A evening within the outdated Marketplace, in a rhymed, performable translation via Hillel Halkin.

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