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Hurban: Responses to Catastrophe in Hebrew Literature Author: -
Title: Hurban: Responses to Catastrophe in Hebrew Literature
ISBN: 0231056346
ISBN13: 978-0231056342
Other Formats: doc mbr txt lit
Pages: 283 pages
Publisher: Columbia University Press; First Edition edition (August 2, 1984)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1339 kb
Size EPUB version: 1786 kb
Subcategory: History & Criticism




A study of the history of Jewish exiles and genocide, and the literary expressions that attempt to make sense of these catastrophes. In this book Alan Mintz devotes a chapter each to selected catastrophic events and the literary response to them: for example, the destruction of the First Temple in 587 B.B.E. and the resulting biblical literature; the massacre of the Rhineland Jewish community by the Crusades in 1096 and synagogue poetry; and the pogroms in Russia and modern Hebrew poetry. These earlier responses are then compared to the treatment of the Holocaust in the Hebrew literature of the State of Israel with special attention given to the works of Uri Zvi Greenberg and Aharon Appelfeld.

Deeply felt and highly original, Hurban is a revealing study of an exceptionally rich literature in the context of an unavoidably tragic history.