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Harshav, Benjamin 1928-2015

Works: 125 works in 365 publications in 6 languages and 9,561 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Personal narratives  Records and correspondence  Poetry  Exhibition catalogs  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, wpr, wst, Annotator
Classifications: N6999.C46, B
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Marc Chagall and the lost Jewish world : the nature of Chagall's art and iconography by Benjamin Harshav( Book )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 778 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."--Jacket
The last days of the Jerusalem of Lithuania : chronicles from the Vilna ghetto and the camps, 1939-1944 by Herman Kruk( Book )
13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 715 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
Marc Chagall and his times : a documentary narrative by Benjamin Harshav( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 675 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."--Jacket
American Yiddish poetry : a bilingual anthology by Benjamin Harshav( Book )
14 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and Yiddish and held by 470 libraries worldwide
"Translations with the participation of Kathryn Hellerstein, Brian McHale and Anita Norich." Glossary
Language in time of revolution by Benjamin Harshav( Book )
28 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 465 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
The Moscow Yiddish theater : art on stage in the time of revolution by Benjamin Harshav( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 434 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 )
10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 427 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."--Jacket
The meaning of Yiddish by Benjamin Harshav( Book )
19 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 425 libraries worldwide
A. Sutzkever : selected poetry and prose by Abraham Sutzkever( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
Even a fist was once an open palm with fingers : recent poems by Yehuda Amichai( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
Yehuda Amichai's career, in the biblical phrase, goes from strength to strength. Now in his mid-sixties, Amichai continues to write poems that have both extraordinary simplicity and subtlety, that bear both his common touch and his unique fingerprints, that manage to be both timely and timeless. At the same time, there is a deepening note in this selection made from his two most recent books in Hebrew, a more intense looking back and looking forward, a greater
Explorations in poetics by Benjamin Harshav( Book )
9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
The polyphony of Jewish culture by Benjamin Harshav( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Sing, stranger : a century of American Yiddish poetry : a historical anthology ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
"Sing, Stranger is a comprehensive historical anthology of a century of American poetry written in Yiddish and now translated into English. Here are the proletarian or "sweatshop" poets, sympathizing with socialist anarchists, who were popular with Yiddish audiences at the end of the nineteenth century; the lyrical moods and ironies of the "Young Generation" at the beginning of the twentieth century; the sophisticated poetry of the modern world seen through the individualistic prism of the "Introspectivists" after World War I; the poetry of women poets; samples of epic poetry; and, finally, the poetry of the Holocaust and the decline of the Yiddish language. This anthology reveals both an amazing achievement of Jewish creative work and an important body of American poetry, written in a minority language, practically unknown to most readers. The travails, joys, and intimate experiences of the individual in the big metropolis are intertwined with representations of American realities: architecture and alienation in the big city, the migration of the blacks, trade unions and underworld, the immigrant experience in this immense and strange land, and the destinies of Jewish history."--Jacket
Three thousand years of Hebrew versification : essays in comparative prosody by Benjamin Harshav( Book )
7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
"In this unparalleled study of the forms of Hebrew poetry, preeminent authority Benjamin Harshav examines Hebrew verse during three millennia of changing historical and cultural contexts. He takes us around the world of the Jewish diaspora, comparing the changes in Hebrew verse as it came into contact with the Canaanite, Greek, Arabic, Italian, German, Russian, Yiddish, and English poetic forms. Harshav explores the types and constraints of free rhythms, the meanings of sound patterns, the historical and linguistic frameworks that produced the first accentual iambs in English, German, Russian, and Hebrew, and the first discovery of these iambs in a Yiddish romance written in Venice in 1508/09. In each chapter, the author presents an innovative analytical theory on a particular poetic domain, drawing on his close study of thousands of Hebrew poems"--
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 67 libraries worldwide
A shpigl oyf a shṭeyn : anṭologye : poezye un proze fun tsṿelf farshniṭene yidishe shraybers in Raṭn-Farband ( Book )
9 editions published between 1964 and 1987 in Yiddish and Hebrew and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Marc Chagall : Meisterwerke 1908-1922 by Marc Chagall( Book )
8 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 56 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 )
2 editions published in 1979 in Hebrew and held by 48 libraries worldwide
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בנימין, ה 1928־
בנימין .ה 1928-2015
דניאל, גבי, 1928-2015
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הרושאווסקי, בנימין.
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הרושובסקי בנימין 1928-2015
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הרשב בנימין 1928-2015
הרשב, בנימין 8291־
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English (143)
Hebrew (17)
German (12)
Yiddish (9)
Russian (2)
French (1)
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