This study deals with Baruch Kurzweil as a hero of the Hebrew Israeli cultural scene of the 1950s and '60s. Kurzweil's critical corpus known mainly for his work on S.Y. Agnon's fiction is treated here not only as literary criticism, but first and foremost as a cultural phenomenon, bearing spiritual and social significance. The book reveals urzweil in the role of cultural agent for German hermeneutics in the tradition of chleiermacher, and for continental aesthetics and protestant theology. Kurzweil aimed to impose European horizons of thought by means of the complex power-knowledge mechanisms proposed by Jean-Franµois Lyotard (1924-1998) and Michel Foucault (1926-1984). The book ends with a discussion of the unusual relationship between Kurzweil and his ultimate object of criticism, S.Y. Agnon. This re-examination of urzweil's famous critical work surprisingly reveals the destructive effect that Agnon's fiction had on Kurzweil's critical thought. In conclusion: this book introduces the reader to an unknown Kurzweil.
Danacode:   110-20128 ISBN:  978-965-226-338-4 Language:   Hebrew Pages:   228 Weight:   400 gr Dimensions:  16X23 cm Publication Date:   01/2009 Publisher:   Bar-Ilan University Press
Modern Hebrew Literature is engaged overtly and covertly, consciously and unconsciously, with moral issues. Historical upheavals – wars, immigration, the establishment of the independent country, the formation of an old-new culture – have brought about th
Methods of interpretation based on the theories of Derrida, Levi-Strauss and others are presented and analysed. Theoretical assumptions are substantiated by specific interpretations. The work is a must for scholars, teachers and students of Hebrew Literat