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Reflections on Booklore

Reflections on Booklore
Studies Presented to Avidov Lipsker
Edited by: Claudia Rosenzweig, Lilach Nethanel, Rona Tausinger, Yigal Schwartz

In this book there are numerous articles, written by senior researchers in Hebrew literature in Israel and around the world, on many diverse topics, including: Franz Kafka as a modern Jewish writer, Eastern European Jewish stories in the 18th and 19th centuries, the historiography of the new Hebrew and Yiddish literature, the Ashkenaz women's bookcase in the 16th and 17th centuries and what was the educated library of the 19th century, books as symbols of laughter in the works of Agnon, rabbinic writing in Moroccan liturgical poems, language, barrier and love for Eli Amir, text and community in the poetry of Judah Amichai, what lies between Gensin and Talmudic reading, Jewish literary works from medieval manuscripts to the beginning of print, the characteristics of writing in the religious world, the affinity of the Hebrew writer to the homeland and more.

Danacode:   110-20286 ISBN:  978-965-226-542-5 Language:   Hebrew Pages:   608 Weight:   1000 gr Dimensions:  17x24 cm Publication Date:   02/2020

Preface 9

Avidov Lipsker: Bibliography 15

Part One: Historiographical Views

Dan Miron The Three Impossibilities of Franz Kafka Or: Is Modern Jewish Literature Possible? 33

Karl E. Groezinger Eastern European Jewish Folktales and their Relation to 18th-19th CenturyRomantic and Fantastic Literature 69

Hannan Hever Book at Stake: Isaac Erter and the National Watchman unto the Home of Israel 83

Chana Kronfeld “To Breathe Through Both Nostrils”: Towards a Joint Literary Historiography of Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literature 145

Yigal Schwartz & Nirit Kurman When and Where Was Modern Hebrew Fiction Born? A Chapter in Synchronic Historiography 161

Part Two: Libraries and the Concept of the Book

Chava Turniansky ‘The Reading Repertoire’ of Early Modern Ashkenazi Women 185

Tova Cohen “In Many Books I Immersed Myself”: The 19th-Century Maskilah and the Hebrew Book 205

Avner Holtzman Micha Yosef Berdyczewski’s Library 223

Roman Katsman Books and Scriptures as Symbols of Laughter in S. Y. Agnon’s Works 239

Ziva Shamir “Long Live the Books and their Embalmed Queen”: “The Books” as a Manifold Concept in Nathan Alterman’s Poetic Works 255

Thierry J. Alcoloumbre From the “Roman” Novel to the “Judan”: Claude Vigée’s Vision of the Book 269

Part Three: Genres, Editions and Literary Communities

Anat Weisman On the Sidelines: Collected Editions and Modern Hebrew Poetry 283

Joseph Chetrit Rabbinical Amusement Writing in Morocco: Poetic Structures in a Piyyut about a Quill by R. Shmuel ‘Ammar (Meknes, 1830-1889) and an Annotated Edition of the Piyyut 301

Nitza Ben-Dov Language Barriers, Roadblocks and Frustrated Love in Eli Amir’s Yasmine 317

Vered Karti Shemtov “I Everybodied a Lot with Everyone”: The ‘Lyrical We’, Text and Community in Yehuda Amichai’s Later Poetry 347

Rachel Albeck-Gidron Exiled and Suppressed Voices: On the Ashkenazi Pronunciation of Hebrew as a Postmodern Question 359

Hanna Soker-Schwager Golem-God: The Birth of Tragedy from the Music of the Talmudic Sugya in Gnessin 385

Part Four: Between Manuscript and Print

Eli Yassif Beyond the Sambatyon: Discourse on the Nature and Significance of the Diaspora 427

Josef Bamberger “And He Made Him a Memory in His Piyyut”: From the Handwritten Commentary to the Printed Collection of Stories 443

Nathanael Riemer A Yiddish Version of the Story of the Mouse Tower in Bingen at the Rhine

465 Simon Neuberg An Unknown Yiddish Song from the 16th Century (Yiddish) 485

Vered Tohar Midrash on Ten Commandments: The Ferrara 1554 vs. the Lublin 1572 Printed Editions 495

Part Five: Jewish Thought

Isaiah Teshima What is “The Hebrew Bible as It Was”?: On the Order and the Name as the Ground of Historical Criticism *9

Tzahi Weiss Gemula and the Golem: On the Plausible Conversations of Two Sages that were in Our Town 511

Moshe Idel Wedding Canopies for the Divine Couple in R. Moshe Cordovero’s Kabbalah *21

Dov Schwartz Multilayered Writing: Preliminary Notes 523

Avi Sagi Textual Space and Geographic Space: On the Hebrew Writer’s Attachment to a Homeland 545

David Weinfeld Three Poems of Adam Zagajewski 563

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