Download Asini oche e rabbini (Dal mondo) (Italian Edition) by Roberta Anau PDF

By Roberta Anau

Ci sono tanti modi di raccontare il Novecento, e ci sono tanti modi di raccontare l’ebraismo italiano.

In un unico, indimenticabile, romanzo, l. a. Storia e le Storie, l’Autobiografia e le Biografie, l. a. Memoria e il Presente si fondono magistralmente in line with dar luogo a una narrazione che avvolge il lettore da ogni parte, conquistandolo con il fascino discreto dell’intelligenza, dell’ironia e della satira sociale.

«Si può essere profondamente coinvolti in qualcosa e allo stesso pace del tutto irriverenti? Sembrerebbe proprio di sì a leggere questo Asini, oche e rabbini. (…) Alla wonderful della lettura, come succede al giovane Holden, questa Roberta a noi viene proprio una voglia matta di conoscerla».

Lia Levi

C’è in questo libro molto della famiglia ebraica da cui l’autrice proviene, e c’è molto della Ferrara in cui è cresciuta e dei terribili rintocchi di morte che il Novecento ha voluto a ways sentire (tanto consistent with non sembrare diverso dai secoli precedenti) al popolo del Libro. Storia di famiglia, allora? No, non soltanto, almeno. Perché il passato della famiglia Anau trova il suo sfondo fatale nella Storia, sicché l. a. dimensione della memoria si ramifica nella complessità del Secolo Breve, in step with di più giocando narrativamente a rimpiattino, capitolo dopo capitolo, con il presente.

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Download The Lonely Tree by Yael Politis PDF

By Yael Politis

On an remoted kibbutz in British Mandate Palestine – laboring below the new solar and bathing in rationed water – 15 year-old Tonia goals of dwelling someplace she is going to suppose secure, and is decided to discover her strategy to the United States.

Then she meets Amos, a good-looking and unique younger Yemenite, who fights within the resistance.

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Download Di notte sotto il ponte di pietra (Italian Edition) by Leo Perutz,Beatrice Talamo PDF

By Leo Perutz,Beatrice Talamo

Il grande romanzo di Praga

«Leo Perutz è un genio».
Ian Fleming

Praga, wonderful del XVI secolo. Sulla città regna Rodolfo II, imperatore del Sacro Romano Impero, collezionista, mecenate delle arti e delle scienze, uomo eccentrico e misterioso. Vive arroccato nel Castello, circondato da alchimisti, astrologi, pittori, servitori fedeli e imbroglioni di ogni risma. Ama una donna di nome Esther, moglie dell’ebreo Mordechai Meisl, l’uomo che gli presta il denaro according to los angeles sfarzosa ed eccentrica vita di corte, ma è un amore che esiste solo nei sogni, perché così ha voluto Rabbi Löw, autore di sortilegi, cabalista e artefice del Golem. Dentro questa Praga magica e perduta Leo Perutz intreccia le sue invenzioni narrative, fantastiche e poetiche, intorno a un perno che è l’inestricabile intreccio dei destini dei due rivali, Rodolfo e Mordechai, il Cristiano e l’Ebreo, entrambi grandi, entrambi perdenti.

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Download Sprache des Krieges: Deutungen des Ersten Weltkriegs in by Eva Edelmann-Ohler PDF

By Eva Edelmann-Ohler

In zionistischer Publizistik und Literatur der Ersten Weltkriegs wird die poetische Sprache des Zionismus zu einer Sprache des Krieges transformiert. Eva Edelmann-Ohler zeichnet die Entwicklung dieser Sprache des Zionismus nach und zeigt, wie sie in einer Sprache des Krieges auf drei verschiedenen Diskursfeldern wirksam ist– im Diskurs einer Sprache der Überhöhung, von Patho-Logien und anhand von Topologien der Transgression. Dabei zeigt sich, dass die zionistischen Kriegsdeutungen auf diskursive Argumentationen und kulturelle Deutungsmuster des Zionismus rekurrieren, die vor dem Krieg entstanden sind. Literarische Resonanzen dieses Deutungsgeschehens dokumentiert die Arbeit an Texten von Franz Kafka und Arnold Zweig, wie auch anhand von weniger bekannten Arbeiten wie etwa Felix Theilhabers „Schlichten Kriegserlebnissen“ (1916).

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Download Strangers in Berlin: Modern Jewish Literature between East by Rachel Elana Seelig PDF

By Rachel Elana Seelig

Berlin within the Twenties used to be a worldly hub the place for a quick, shiny second German-Jewish writers crossed paths with Hebrew and Yiddish migrant writers. operating opposed to the existing tendency to view German and East eu Jewish cultures as separate fields of analysis, Strangers in Berlin is the 1st booklet to provide Jewish literature within the Weimar Republic because the manufactured from the dynamic come across among East and West. whether or not they have been local to Germany or sojourners from in another country, Jewish writers answered to their exclusion from emerging nationalist hobbies by means of cultivating their very own pictures of fatherland in verse, they usually did so in 3 languages: German, Hebrew, and Yiddish.

Author Rachel Seelig portrays Berlin in the course of the Weimar Republic as a “threshold” among exile and native land during which nationwide and creative commitments have been reexamined, reclaimed, and rebuilt. within the pulsating but precarious capital of Germany’s first fledgling democracy, the collision of East and West engendered a extensive spectrum of poetic types and Jewish nationwide identities.


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Download The Holocaust and the Postmodern by Robert Eaglestone PDF

By Robert Eaglestone

The Holocaust and the Postmodern argues that postmodernism, in particular understood within the mild of the paintings of Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida, is a reaction to the Holocaust. this fashion of considering deals new views on Holocaust testimony, literature, historiography, and post-Holocaust philosophy. whereas postmodernism is frequently derided for being both playful and superficial or imprecise and elitist, this ebook argues and demonstrates its dedication either to the prior and to ethics.

Dealing with Holocaust testimony, together with the paintings of Primo Levi and Eli Wiesel, with the memoirs of "second iteration" survivors and with contemporary Holocaust literature, together with Anne Michael's Fugitive Pieces, Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything is Illuminated and the fake memoir of "Benjamin Wilkomirski," Eaglestone argues for a brand new approach of studying either Holocaust testimony and Holocaust fiction. via an exploration of Holocaust historiography, the publication bargains a brand new method of debates over fact and reminiscence. Eaglestone argues for the principal value of the Holocaust in figuring out the paintings of Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida, and is going directly to discover what the Holocaust capability for rationality, ethics, and for the assumption of what it's to be human. Weaving jointly thought and perform, testimony, literature, background, philosophy, and Holocaust experiences, this interdisciplinary booklet is the 1st to discover intimately the importance of the Holocaust for postmodernism, and the importance of postmodernism for figuring out the Holocaust.

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Download Unclean Lips: Obscenity, Jews, and American Culture by Josh Lambert PDF

By Josh Lambert

Winner of the 2014 Jordan Schnitzer e-book Award provided through the organization for Jewish Studies

Jews have performed an essential position within the historical past of obscenity in the United States. for many of the twentieth century, Jewish marketers and editors led the cost opposed to obscenity legislation. Jewish attorneys battled literary censorship even if their non-Jewish opposite numbers refused to take action, they usually gained courtroom judgements in prefer of texts including UlyssesA HowlLady Chatterley’s Lover, and Tropic of Cancer. Jewish literary critics have supplied the most influential court docket testimony on behalf of freedom of expression.


The anti-Semitic stereotype of the lascivious Jew has made many historians hesitant to attract an instantaneous hyperlink among Jewishness and obscenity. In Unclean Lips, Josh Lambert addresses the Jewishness of individuals in obscenity controversies within the U.S. at once, exploring the transformative roles performed via a bunch of overlooked figures within the improvement of recent and postmodern American culture.


The range of yank Jewry signifies that there isn't any unmarried reason for Jews' interventions during this box. Rejecting generalizations, this bookoffers case reports that pair cultural histories with shut readings of either contested texts and trial transcripts to bare the ways that particular engagements with obscenity mattered to specific American Jews at discrete old moments.


Reading American tradition from Theodore Dreiser and Henry Miller to Curb Your Enthusiasm and FCC v. FoxUnclean Lips analyzes the variable ancient and cultural elements that account for the vital position Jews have performed within the struggles over obscenity and censorship within the smooth United States.


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Download The Arab in Israeli Drama and Theatre: 26 (Contemporary by Dan Urian PDF

By Dan Urian

what's Israeli theatre? Is it just a Hebrew theatre staged in Israel? Are performances through Arab Israelis operating in an Arabic theatre framework no longer a part of the repertoire of Israeli theatre? Do they might be belong to the Palestinian theatre? What are the "borders" of Palestinian theatre? usually are not theatrical works created in East Jerusalem through Arab Israeli playwrights and actors, and staged occasionally sooner than Jewish Israeli audiences, a part of a discussion among Palestinian and Israeli cultures? Does "theatre" simply comprise works staged less than that identify?
These and different equally soaking up questions come up in Dan Urian's wide-ranging and precise research of a twin of the Arab in Israeli drama and theatre. by means of wide examples to teach how theatre, politics and private perceptions intertwine, the writer offers us with a version which are used as a foundation for the extra dialogue and learn of comparable social and creative phenomena in different cultures with regards to their theatre and drama.

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Download How Sweet It Is!: A Novel by Thane Rosenbaum PDF

By Thane Rosenbaum

Set in Miami seashore, Florida in 1972, the radical follows the Posner family--two Holocaust survivors, Sophie and Jacob, and their son, Adam--doing every thing they could to prevent each other in a urban with an unlimited provide of colourful diversions. during this yr, Miami seashore was once the location of either the Republican and Democratic political conventions, and observed the increase of the counterculture, the chilly struggle, and the desegregation of the outdated South. the radical is enriched through the presence of historic characters resembling Jackie Gleason, Frank Sinatra, Muhammad Ali, I. B. Singer, Meyer Lansky and a comical staff of fading gangsters. there's even a sighting of Fidel Castro. For those Holocaust survivors and their son, Miami seashore used to be to be their salvation. the place greater to mixture in, regain one's sanity, and reside their lives? as a substitute what they observe is that Miami seashore isn't really a spot of camouflage--all that sunshine highlighted the very issues they needed to omit, and the plentiful solar became their lives right into a Disney global of funhouse mirrors and chaotic rides, giving them a entrance row seat via a transformational yr in American tradition, politics and global history.

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Download The Writer Uprooted: Contemporary Jewish Exile Literature by Alvin H. Rosenfeld PDF

By Alvin H. Rosenfeld

The author Uprooted is the 1st e-book to check the emergence of a brand new iteration of Jewish immigrant authors in the United States, such a lot of whom grew up in previously communist nations. In essays which are either own and scholarly, the participants to this assortment chronicle and make clear problems with own and cultural dislocation and loss, but additionally verify the chances of reorientation and renewal. Writers, poets, translators, and critics corresponding to Matei Calinescu, Morris Dickstein, Henryk Grynberg, Geoffrey Hartman, Eva Hoffman, Katarzyna Jerzak, Dov-Ber Kerler, Norman Manea, Zsuzsanna Ozsvath, Lara Vapnyar, and Bronislava Volkova describe how they've got coped creatively with the rigors of displacement and the demanding situations and possibilities of resettlement in a brand new land and, for a few, authorship in a brand new language.

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