Modern Hebrew Literature Made into Films

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This book analyzes seven important works in the field of Modern Hebrew fiction that were translated to English and adapted into films. The author presents a brief history of Modern Hebrew literature, and a brief survey of Israeli cinema and of the adaptation of Israeli prose fiction into films. The chapters include a presentation of the literary world of the author whose work is studied and an itemization of his literary works in English translations. At the end of each chapter there is a discussion of the cinematic adaptation of the literary work studied in that chapter followed by a bibliography.

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Hebrew Higher Education
Hakak provides a very useful and illuminating analysis of the material, primarily as an examination of Israeli culture and society. He does a fine job showing the relationship between the literary material, in both the narrative and film versions, and the social issues at the center of Israeli life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761819844
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Lev Hakak is Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents

1 Acknowledgments 2 A Brief History of Modern Hebrew Literature 3 The Israeli Cinema: A Brief Survey 4 Adaptation of Prose Fiction into Films (The Case of Modern Hebrew Literature) 5 "Winter Games" by Yitzhak Ben-Ner 6 Hirbet Hiz'ah by S.Yizhar 7 Himmo King of Jerusalem by Yoram Kaniuk 8 Three Days and a Child by A.B. Yehoshua 9 My Michael by Amos Oz 10 The Lover by A.B. Yehoshua 11 Black Box by Amos Oz

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