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Harshav, Benjamin 1928-

Works: 130 works in 300 publications in 4 languages and 8,658 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Personal narratives  Records and correspondence  Exhibition catalogs  Diaries 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Annotator
Classifications: N6999.C46, 492.40904
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Most widely held works by Benjamin Harshav
Language in time of revolution by Benjamin Harshav( file )
12 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,439 libraries worldwide
This text on culture and consciousness in history concerns the worldwide transformations of Jewish culture and society and the revival of the ancient Hebrew language following the waves of pogroms in Russia in 1881, when large numbers of Jews in Eastern and Central Europe redefined their identity as Jews in a new and baffling world
Marc Chagall and the lost Jewish world : the nature of Chagall's art and iconography by Benjamin Harshav( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 770 libraries worldwide
"Marc Chagall is one of the most popular artists of the 20[superscript th] century, famous for his poetic, surreal images that represent a topsy-turvy world, combining fantasy and spirituality with a modernist style. This new book offers insight into Chagall's Jewish roots and offers succinct interpretations of his major paintings, from his early masterpieces made in Russia and in Paris to his Yiddish art theater paintings. The book acts as a guide to the iconography of Chagall's best-loved works."--BOOK JACKET
The last days of the Jerusalem of Lithuania : chronicles from the Vilna ghetto and the camps, 1939-1944 by Herman Kruk( Book )
11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 714 libraries worldwide
For five horrifying years in Vilna, the Vilna ghetto, and concentration camps in Estonia, Herman Kruk recorded his own experiences as well as the life and death of the Jewish community of the city symbolically called "The Jerusalem of Lithuania. This unique chronicle includes many recovered pages of Kruk's diaries and provides a powerful eyewitness account of the annihilation of the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe. This volume includes the Yiddish edition of Kruk's diaries published in 1961 and translated here for the first time, as well as many widely scattered pages of the chronicles, collected here for the first time and meticulously deciphered, translated, and annotated. Kruk describes vividly the collapse of Poland in September, 1939, life as a refugee in Vilna, the manhunt that destroyed most of Vilna Jewry in the summer of 1941, the creation of a ghetto and the persecution and self-rule of the remnants of the "Jerusalem of Lithuania, " the internment of the last survivors in concentration camps in Estonia, and their brutal deaths. Kruk scribbled his final diary entry on September 17, 1944, managing to bury the small, loose pages of his manuscript just hours before he and other camp inmates were shot to death and their bodies burnt on a pyre. Kruk's writings illuminate the tragedy of the Vilna Jews and their courageous efforts to maintain an ideological, social, and cultural life even as their world was being destroyed. To read Kruk's day-by-day account of the unfolding of the Holocaust is to discern the possibilities for human courage and perseverance even in the face of profound fear
A. Sutzkever selected poetry and prose by Abraham Sutzkever( file )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 679 libraries worldwide
Marc Chagall and his times : a documentary narrative by Benjamin Harshav( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 662 libraries worldwide
"This book presents a new and comprehensive biography of one of the most prominent artists of the twentieth century in dialogues with the events and ideologies of his time. It includes hundreds of private letters and documents written by Chagall and his contemporaries in Russian, Yiddish, French, English, and other languages, translated by Benjamin and Barbara Harshav into English and placed in their personal and historical context. The narrative encompasses Chagall's long life (1887-1985) in Russia, France, and the United States, as well as in Germany and Israel. It also explores his deep roots in folk culture, his personal relationships and loves, and his involvement with the art of the Russian Revolution, Surrealism, Communism, Zionism, Yiddish literature, and the State of Israel. The book exposes the complex relationships between Chagall's three cultural identities: Jewish, Russian, and French. It is a biography of the turbulent times of the twentieth century and the transformations of a Jew in it - his meteoric rise from the "ghetto" of the Russian Pale of Settlement to the centers of modern culture." "Marc Chagall and His Times provides a major contribution to the understanding of some of the central problems of modern art: originality, the interaction between the formal discoveries of the avant garde and cultural or multi-cultural representation, and the relations between an artist's art and his personal biography."--BOOK JACKET
American Yiddish poetry : a bilingual anthology by Barbara Harshav( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and Yiddish and held by 464 libraries worldwide
"Translations with the participation of Kathryn Hellerstein, Brian McHale and Anita Norich." Glossary
The meaning of Yiddish by Benjamin Harshav( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 libraries worldwide
The Moscow Yiddish theater : art on stage in the time of revolution by Benjamin Harshav( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 418 libraries worldwide
Marc Chagall on art and culture : including the first book on Chagall's art by A. Efros and Ya. Tugendhold (Moscow, 1918) by Marc Chagall( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 415 libraries worldwide
"Marc Chagall (1887-1985) traversed a long route from a boy in the Jewish Pale of Settlement to a commissar of art in revolutionary Russia, to the position of a world-famous French artist. This book presents for the first time a comprehensive collection of Chagall's public statements on art and culture. The documents and interviews shed light on his rich, versatile, and enigmatic art from within his own mental world. The book raises the problems of a multicultural artist with several intersecting identities and the tensions between modernist form and cultural representation in twentieth-century art. It reveals the travails and achievements of his life as a Jew in the twentieth century and his perennial concerns with Jewish identity and destiny, Yiddish literature, and the state of Israel. This collection includes annotations and introductions of the Chagall texts by the Benjamin Harshav that elucidate the texts and convey the changing cultural contexts of Chagall's life."--BOOK JACKET
Yehuda Amichai, a life of poetry, 1948-1994 by Yehuda Amichai( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 412 libraries worldwide
In Temporary Poem of My Time, the Israeli poet writes: "Hebrew writing and Arabic writing go from east to west, / Latin writing, from west to east. / Languages are like cats: / You must not stroke their hair the wrong way."
Even a fist was once an open palm with fingers : recent poems by Yehuda Amichai( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
Conversely, the complexities of his vision typically find precise expression in the homeliest of images, as when he associates his memory of a boyhood sweetheart who died in the camps with a lone, unclaimed suitcase on a conveyor belt at an airport that "returns and disappears again / and returns again, ever so slowly, in the empty hall..." Amichai's sensibility is like a great organ, enlarging whatever note or motif he strikes
Explorations in poetics by Benjamin Harshav( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
The polyphony of Jewish culture by Benjamin Harshav( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Sing, stranger : a century of American Yiddish poetry : a historical anthology ( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
A shpigl oyf a shṭeyn : anṭologye : poezye un proze fun tsṿelf farshniṭene yidishe shraybers in Raṭn-Farband ( Book )
5 editions published between 1964 and 1999 in Yiddish and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Toldot ha-tsurot shel ha-shirah ha-ʻIvrit : min ha-Tanakh ʻad ha-modernizm by Benjamin Harshav( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in Hebrew and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Shirat ha-teḥiyah ha-ʻIvrit : antologyah hisṭorit-biḳortit ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in Hebrew and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Be-emtsaʻ ha-ʻolam uve-emtsaʻ ha-zemanim : mivḥar shirim mi-shenot ha-ʻeśrim ṿeha-sheloshim by Uri Zvi Greenberg( Book )
3 editions published in 1979 in Hebrew and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Marc Chagall : Meisterwerke 1908-1922 by Marc Chagall( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Hebräisch : Sprache in Zeiten der Revolution by Benjamin Harshav( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 44 libraries worldwide
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controlled identity Daniel, Gabi, 1928-

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Herûšovskî, Binyāmîn 1928-
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English (112)
Hebrew (13)
German (10)
Yiddish (6)
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