A Phoenix in Fetters (Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies Series)
By: David Patterson (author)Hardback
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Between the French Revolution and World War I, Hebrew literature experienced a veritable renaissance, first in Central Europe and then in Eastern Europe. Its vigorous search for new modes of expression played a major role in the revival of Hebrew as a living language. In A Phoenix in Fetters, David Patterson describes the extraordinary paradox affecting Hebrew literature in the 19th century. On the one hand it aspired to serve as a conduit for the Jews of eastern Europe from the medieval to the modern world. On the other hand, it embraced a theory of literature that artificially restricted its development. The paradox was resolved only in the first decades of the 20th century.
David Patterson is the President of the Oxford Center for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies in England.
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