Rhetoric and Nation: The Formation of Hebrew National Culture, 1880-1990

Rhetoric and Nation: The Formation of Hebrew National Culture, 1880-1990

by Shai Ginsburg

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815633334
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication date: 04/15/2014
Pages: 473
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Shai P. Ginsburg is assistant professor of Asian and Middle Eastern studies at Duke
University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Nation and Discourse 1

1 Politics and Letters: Ahad Ha-Am's Rhetoric of the Nation 35

2 Language and Pedagogy: Moshe Smilansky's "Hawaja Nazar" 75

3 Literary Criticism as Nationalist Cartography: Joseph Hayyim Brenner and "The Land of Israel Genre and Its Accoutrements? 108

4 The Rhetoric of Historical Anxiety David Ben-Gurion Meir Yaari 153

5 History and Myth: Moshe Shamir's He Walked through the Fields 195

6 History and Mourning: The Reception of Moshe Shamir's He Walked through the Fields 229

7 National Aesthetics in Crisis: Amos Oz's Political Writings 266

8 The Tussle with the Zionist Dream: Yaakov Shabtai's Past Continuous 298

9 A Sentimental Journey: Dan Miron's Moral Landscape 336

Conclusion: Rethinking the Hebrew Discourse of the Nation 372

References 385

Index 445

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