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Booking passage : exile and homecoming in the modern Jewish imagination

Author: Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2000.
Series: Contraversions, 12.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a wide-ranging exploration of the poetics of exile and homecoming as they have been created and reflected in modern Hebrew and Jewish literature, Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi shows how all of this has changed during the past hundred years. The Holy Land, represented for so many centuries as the ruined shrine and object of deferred desire, has since become the site of a political drama of return. At the same time, mass  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi
ISBN: 0520206452 9780520206458
OCLC Number: 40776782
Description: xii, 358 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The poetics of pilgrimage: Yehuda Halevi and the uncompleted journey --
Lost in space: S.Y. Aramovitsh and the skeptical voyage --
In the heart of the seas: S.Y. Agnon and the epic of return --
By train, by ship, by subway: Sholem Aleichem and the American voyage of self-invention --
Writing poetry after Auschwitz: Paul Celan as the last barbarian --
Reclaiming a plot in Radautz: Dan Pagis and the prosaics of memory --
Between Bukovina and Jerusalem: Aharon Appelfeld and pilgrimage to the ruined shrine --
(Re)imagining Europe: the anachronistic tales of I.B. Singer --
The grapes of Roth: diasporism from Portnoy to Snylock --
Conclusion: the imagination of return and the return of imagination.
Series Title: Contraversions, 12.
Responsibility: Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi.
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Until the late 19th century, Jews were identified in their own religious and poetic imagination as wanderers, their sacred center - Jerusalem, Zion - fatefully out of reach. This book examines the  Read more...

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"A compelling exploration. Given the broad scope of the book, one could hardly ask for more." --"Tikkun

 
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