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Booktitle:

Remembrance and Forgetting in Israeli Contemporary Literature

Hadassa Word Press (2016-04-22 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-79474-8

ISBN-10:
3639794745
EAN:
9783639794748
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Although Israel is a modern, multi-cultural, democratic, and forward-looking Jewish nation, it is also haunted by the past, as manifested by the Holocaust and the loss of traditional Jewish identity. This study examines three classic shorter works of contemporary Israeli fiction: Aharon Appelfeld's "Bertha," Yaakov Shabtai's "Departure," and Savyon Liebrecht's "Hayuta's Engagement Party." Appelfeld's and Liebrecht's stories focus on the struggles of Israeli society first to come to grips with Holocaust survivors and then to remember the Holocaust within a newer generation that merely wants to get on with the ordinary pleasures of life. In contrast, Shabtai's story chronicles the sociable and peaceful life of a traditional, observant Jewish grandmother who, unlike her secular family, remains faithful to the past and present. Intrinsic with the analysis of these stories is the meanings of making Aliyah to Israel, and the distinction between a mundane and problematic place and an idealized and redemptive Place in the Land of Israel.
Publishing house:
Hadassa Word Press
Website:
https://www.hadassa-wp.com
By (author) :
Corinne E. Blackmer
Number of pages:
64
Published on:
2016-04-22
Stock:
Available
Category:
Judaism
Price:
17.80 €
Keywords:
Aliyah, holocaust, Jewish identity, Trauma, Israeli, Liebrecht Savyon, Shabtai Yaakov, Traumatic memory, Jewish grandmother, Holocaust survivor, anti-Semitism, Israel, Jewish History, Zionism, secular Jewishness, religious Judaism, Aharon Appelfeld

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