The Veil of Moses: Jewish Themes in Russian Literature of the Romantic Era

The Veil of Moses: Jewish Themes in Russian Literature of the Romantic Era

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004235014
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Series: Studia Judaeoslavica , #5
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mikhail Weisskopf, Ph.D.(summa cum laude), Hebrew University, is lecturer at that university. He is the author of five monographs on Russian literature. His sixth, A Demiurge in Love: Metaphysics and Eros of Russian Romanticism is now available in Moscow.

Table of Contents

Preface to the English Edition
Acknowledgements
Translator’s Preface
Author’s Preface
Introduction to the English Edition
Chapter One: The Religious-Historical Context
Chapter Two: A Look at Foreign Jewry: The Adoption of Western Models
Chapter Three: The Magic of Kabbalah and the Aesthetics of the Old Testament
Chapter Four: Russia as the New Israel
Chapter Five: The Ideological and Social Background of the Jewish Image
Chapter Six: Encounters with Judaism and the Jews: Amendments to Real Impressions
Chapter Seven: Literary Templates
Chapter Eight: The Journalistic Campaign of 1838 and its Repercussions
Chapter Nine: Baptism or Repatriation?
Chapter Ten: A People without a Homeland: The Jews in Russia in the 1840s
Epilogue: The Further Evolution of the Jewish Theme

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