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
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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