Keys to the Garden: New Israeli Writing

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Ammiel Alcalay
City Lights Books, Oct 1, 1996 - Fiction - 369 pages
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This first anthology of twentieth-century Israeli literature to feature the work of writers who were born in-or whose families originated from-the Levant, Turkey, Iran, India, and Arab worlds represents twenty-four authors whose concerns with cultural identity, race, class, gender, and political allegiances place their work alongside today's emerging rediscovered and reinvented Arab, African, Indian, African-American, and Caribbean traditions.

 

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This comprehensive survey of the literature produced by Israeli mizrahim (Oriental Jews) covers 24 writers whose work has not appeared much in English--the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Jews or the ... Read full review

Contents

Shoshannah Shababo
1
Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff
18
Simha Zaramati Asta
40
Nissim Rejwan
46
Shimon Dallas
61
Samir Naqqash
100
Uziel Hazan
133
Dan BanayaSeri
141
Moshe Sartel
232
Shlomo Avayou
254
Erez Bitton
261
Amira Hess
273
Lev Hakak
286
Bracha Serri
290
Yehezkel Kedmi
296
Shelley Elkayam
314

Avi Shmuelian
150
Yitzhak Gormezano Goren
162
Albert Swissa
186
Ronit Matalon
205
llana Sugbaker Messika
221
Ronny Someck
325
Tikva Levi
334
Sami Shalom Chetrit
357
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About the author (1996)

Ammiel Alcalay is a poet, translator, critic, and scholar who teaches at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center, where he is the Deputy Chair of the PhD Program in English. His latest work is Scrapmetal (Factory School, 2006). He is also editor and translator of Keys to the Garden, and Semezdin Mehmedinovic's Sarajevo Blues, both published by City Lights.

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