Modern Hebrew Fiction

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Indiana University Press, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 286 pages
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Gershon Shaked's history of modern Hebrew fiction traces the emergence and development of a literature "against all odds"—from its European roots in the 1880s, when it had neither a country nor a spoken language, to the flowering of a literary culture on Israeli soil through the 1990s. The product of more than 20 years of research, it is unique in its scope, profiling four generations of Hebrew writers.

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Gershon Shaked is Professor Emeritus of Hebrew Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition to many works in Hebrew, his English language publications include *The Shadows Within: Essays on Modern Jewish Writers*, *Shmuel Yosef Agnon: A Revolutionary Traditionalist*, and* Eight Great Hebrew Short Novels* (coedited with Alan Lelchuk). Shaked is the recipient of the Israel Prize and the Bialik Prize.

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