A Phoenix in Fetters (Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies Series)

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.

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About Author

David Patterson is the President of the Oxford Center for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies in England.

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/08/1990
  • ISBN13: 9780847675647
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9780847675647
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 0847675645

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