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ISBN: 9780748675555 - Textual Deceptions Textual Deceptions
Sue Vice

ISBN10: 0748675558  ISBN13: 9780748675555
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Format: Hardback
Publication date: 31 Oct 2014
Argues that literary deceptions and false memoirs have particular cultural value and significance. This book considers whether internal detail alone is sufficient to identify the truth-value or otherwise of a text, or if other evidence must be... More

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ISBN: 9780300205848 - Jews and Words Jews and Words
Amos Oz, Fania Oz-Salzberger

ISBN10: 0300205848  ISBN13: 9780300205848
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 04 Mar 2014
A celebrated novelist and an acclaimed historian of ideas, father and daughter, unravel the chain of words at the core of Jewish life, history, and culture Why are words so important to Jews? Novelist Amos Oz and historian Fania Oz... More

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ISBN: 9780300093186 - Diasporas of the Mind Diasporas of the Mind
Bryan Cheyette

ISBN10: 0300093187  ISBN13: 9780300093186
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardback
Publication date: 03 Jan 2014
Focuses on a range of modern and contemporary writers - some at the heart of the canon, others more marginal - to explore the power and limitations of the diasporic imagination after the Second World War. This title illuminates the ways in which... More

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ISBN: 9780300137231 - Primo Levi Primo Levi
Berel Lang

ISBN10: 0300137230  ISBN13: 9780300137231
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardback
Publication date: 03 Jan 2014
The first intellectual biography of Primo Levi to describe the intersection of his roles as both chemist and writer In 1943, twenty-four-year-old Primo Levi had just begun a career in chemistry when, after joining a partisan group, he was captured... More

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ISBN: 9780224099035 - Roth Unbound Roth Unbound
Claudia Roth Pierpont

ISBN10: 0224099035  ISBN13: 9780224099035
Publisher: Vintage Jonathan Cape Ltd
Format: Hardback
Publication date: 02 Jan 2014
Philip Roth - one of the renowned writers of his generation - hardly needs introduction. From his debut, Goodbye, Columbus, which won the National Book Award, to his Pulitzer Prize-winning American Pastoral, he has produced some of the greatest... More

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ISBN: 9780099563327 - Suddenly, a Knock on the Door Suddenly, a Knock on the Door
Etgar Keret

ISBN10: 0099563320  ISBN13: 9780099563327
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 07 Mar 2013
A man barges into a writer's house and, holding a gun to his head, demands that he tell him a story, something to take him away from real world. A pathological liar discovers one day that the lies he tells come true. A young woman finds a zip in... More

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ISBN: 9780099541363 - Scenes from Village Life Scenes from Village Life
Amos Oz

ISBN10: 009954136X  ISBN13: 9780099541363
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 01 Nov 2012
A teenage son shoots himself under his parents' bed. They sleep that night unaware he is lying dead beneath them. A stranger turns up at a man's door to persude him that they must get rid of his ageing mother in order to sell the house. More

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ISBN: 9781906764418 - The Hasidic Tale The Hasidic Tale
Gedalyah Nigal

ISBN10: 1906764417  ISBN13: 9781906764418
Publisher: The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 31 Aug 2012
This thematically arranged compendium with accompanying historical analysis makes a fascinating contribution to the history of hasidism, of Hebrew literature, and of Jewish popular culture. Story-telling has been an integral part of the hasidic... More

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ISBN: 9781584350965 - The Words and the Land The Words and the Land
Shlomo Sand

ISBN10: 1584350962  ISBN13: 9781584350965
Publisher: Autonomedia Semiotext (E)
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 10 May 2011
How the work of Israeli writers today reflects the foundation myths of a Jewish state. The idea of the Jewish nation was conceived before the organization of the Zionist movement in the nineteenth century and continued long after the creation of... More


ISBN: 9780826417374 - Kabbalah and Criticism Kabbalah and Criticism
Prof Harold Bloom

ISBN10: 082641737X  ISBN13: 9780826417374
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Edition: New edition
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 20 Oct 2005
Kabbalah and Criticism may justly be regarded as the cardinal work in Harold Bloom's enterprise. It is the keystone in the arch, clarifying the development of his earlier books, pointing to the direction of his later ones. Kabbalah and Criticism... More