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Product Description: A bravura exploration of politics and writing in dark times In The Last Resistance, Jacqueline Rose explores the power of writing to create and transform our political lives. In particular, she examines the role of literature in the Zionist imagination: here, literature is presented as a unique form of dissidence, with the power to expose the unconscious of nations, and often proposing radical alternatives to their dominant pathways and beliefs...read more

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9781844671243 | Verso Books, May 1, 2007, cover price $29.95

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9781786630759 | Verso Books, February 7, 2017, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A bravura exploration of politics and writing in dark times In The Last Resistance, Jacqueline Rose explores the power of writing to create and transform our political lives.
9781844672264 | Reprint edition (Verso Books, February 12, 2013), cover price $25.95

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9780810134102 | Northwestern Univ Pr, January 15, 2017, cover price $99.95

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9780810134096 | Reprint edition (Northwestern Univ Pr, January 15, 2017), cover price $34.95

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Product Description: An arresting new study of the life, times, and achievement of one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century “Taylor’s endeavor is not to explain the life by the novel or the novel by the life but to show how different events, different emotional upheavals, fired Proust’s imagination and, albeit sometimes completely transformed, appeared in his work...read more

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9780300164169 | Yale Univ Pr, October 27, 2015, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: An arresting new study of the life, times, and achievement of one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century “Taylor’s endeavor is not to explain the life by the novel or the novel by the life but to show how different events, different emotional upheavals, fired Proust’s imagination and, albeit sometimes completely transformed, appeared in his work.

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9780300224283 | Reprint edition (Yale Univ Pr, November 22, 2016), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: An arresting new study of the life, times, and achievement of one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century “Taylor’s endeavor is not to explain the life by the novel or the novel by the life but to show how different events, different emotional upheavals, fired Proust’s imagination and, albeit sometimes completely transformed, appeared in his work.

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Product Description: When God created the world, so it is said, he sent out an angel with a bag of foolish souls with instructions to distribute them equally all over the world—one fool per town. But the angel’s bag broke and all the souls spilled out onto the same spot...read more

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9781479828449 | New York Univ Pr, October 18, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: When God created the world, so it is said, he sent out an angel with a bag of foolish souls with instructions to distribute them equally all over the world—one fool per town.

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Product Description: 2017 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in Jewish Literature and LinguisticsHonorable Mention, 2016 Baron Book Prize presented by AAJRA monster tour of the Golem narrative acrossvarious cultural and historical landscapes In the 1910s and 1920s, a “golem cult” swept across Europe and the U...read more

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9781479889655 | New York Univ Pr, October 18, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: 2017 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in Jewish Literature and LinguisticsHonorable Mention, 2016 Baron Book Prize presented by AAJRA monster tour of the Golem narrative acrossvarious cultural and historical landscapes In the 1910s and 1920s, a “golem cult” swept across Europe and the U.

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Product Description: This volume will deal with the significance of the avant-garde(s) for modern Jewish culture and the impact of the Jewish tradition on the artistic production of the avant-garde, be they reinterpretations of literary, artistic, philosophical or theological texts/traditions, or novel theoretical openings linked to elements from Judaism or Jewish culture, thought, or history...read more
By Sami Sjöberg (editor)

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9783110336924 | Mouton De Gruyter, September 20, 2016, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: This volume will deal with the significance of the avant-garde(s) for modern Jewish culture and the impact of the Jewish tradition on the artistic production of the avant-garde, be they reinterpretations of literary, artistic, philosophical or theological texts/traditions, or novel theoretical openings linked to elements from Judaism or Jewish culture, thought, or history.

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By Andrew M. Gordon (contributor)

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9780814341148 | Wayne State Univ Pr, September 12, 2016, cover price $35.99

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Product Description: Jewish Anxiety and the Novels of Philip Roth argues that Roth's novels teach us that Jewish anxiety stems not only from fear of victimization but also from fear of perpetration. It is impossible to think about Jewish victimization without thinking about the Holocaust; and it is impossible to think about the taboo question of Jewish perpetration without thinking about Israel...read more

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9781623562946 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, February 26, 2015, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Jewish Anxiety and the Novels of Philip Roth argues that Roth's novels teach us that Jewish anxiety stems not only from fear of victimization but also from fear of perpetration.

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9781501324734 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, August 25, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Jewish Anxiety and the Novels of Philip Roth argues that Roth's novels teach us that Jewish anxiety stems not only from fear of victimization but also from fear of perpetration.

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Product Description: For a country smaller than Vermont, with roughly the same population as Honduras, modern Israel receives a remarkable amount of attention. For supporters, it is a unique bastion of democracy in the Middle East, while detractors view it as a racist outpost of Western colonialism...read more

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9781479896806 | New York Univ Pr, August 9, 2016, cover price $89.00

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9781479828944 | New York Univ Pr, August 9, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: For a country smaller than Vermont, with roughly the same population as Honduras, modern Israel receives a remarkable amount of attention.

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Product Description: For nineteenth-century Eastern European Jews, modernization entailed the abandonment of arranged marriage in favor of the "love match." Romantic novels taught Jewish readers the rules of romance and the choreography of courtship. But because these new conceptions of romance were rooted in the Christian and chivalric traditions, the Jewish embrace of "the love religion" was always partial...read more

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9780804798433 | Stanford Univ Pr, July 6, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: For nineteenth-century Eastern European Jews, modernization entailed the abandonment of arranged marriage in favor of the "love match.

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9780804799676 | Reprint edition (Stanford Univ Pr, July 6, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: For nineteenth-century Eastern European Jews, modernization entailed the abandonment of arranged marriage in favor of the "love match.

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This volume collects studies of the classical Hebrew language by one of the foremost scholars of this language in our time. Moshe Bar-Asher has published dozens of studies of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Arabic, spanning nearly three thousand years of texts and dialects. Very few of his penetrating studies have been available in any European language, however. This volume presents 24 of them in English, dealing with the language of the Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Rabbinic Literature.

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9783110300246 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, January 30, 2014, cover price $196.00 | About this edition: This volume collects studies of the classical Hebrew language by one of the foremost scholars of this language in our time.

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9783110485936 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, June 20, 2016, cover price $24.95

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Product Description: This is the first book to examine the oeuvre of Shmuel Yosef Agnon, 1966 Nobel laureate in literature, through a reading that combines perspectives from economic theory, semiotics, psychoanalysis, narrative theory, and Jewish and religious studies...read more

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9780822944577 | Hebrew Union College Pr, June 24, 2016, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: This is the first book to examine the oeuvre of Shmuel Yosef Agnon, 1966 Nobel laureate in literature, through a reading that combines perspectives from economic theory, semiotics, psychoanalysis, narrative theory, and Jewish and religious studies.

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Product Description: Jewish art has always been with us, but so has a broader canvas of Jewish imaginings: in thought, in emotion, in text, and in ritual practice. Imagining the Jewish God was there in the beginning, as it were, engraved and embedded in the ways Jews lived and responded to their God...read more
By Rachel Blau Duplessis (contributor)

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9781498517492 | Lexington Books, June 15, 2016, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: Jewish art has always been with us, but so has a broader canvas of Jewish imaginings: in thought, in emotion, in text, and in ritual practice.

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Product Description: Theorists of autobiography tend to emphasize the centrality of the individual against the community. By contrast, in her reading of Hebrew autobiography, Tamar Hess identifies the textual presence and function of the collective and its interplay with the Israeli self...read more

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9781611688795 | Brandeis Univ, June 7, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Theorists of autobiography tend to emphasize the centrality of the individual against the community.

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9781611688801 | Brandeis Univ, June 7, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Reveals the intimate ties between selfhood and nationality, life story and national narrative, through Hebrew autobiography

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Product Description: The first comprehensive and interdisciplinary study of the prostitute in Latin American literature, Claire Thora Solomon’s book The Naturalist Prostitute and Her Avatars in Latin American Literature, 1880–2010 shows the gender, ethnic, and racial identities that emerge in the literary figure of the prostitute during the consolidation of modern Latin American states in the late nineteenth century in the literary genre of Naturalism...read more

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9780814212479 | Ohio State Univ Pr, March 28, 2014, cover price $59.95
9780814293515 | Cdr edition (Ohio State Univ Pr, March 28, 2014), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: The first comprehensive and interdisciplinary study of the prostitute in Latin American literature, Claire Thora Solomon’s book The Naturalist Prostitute and Her Avatars in Latin American Literature, 1880–2010 shows the gender, ethnic, and racial identities that emerge in the literary figure of the prostitute during the consolidation of modern Latin American states in the late nineteenth century in the literary genre of Naturalism.

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9780814252963, titled "Fictions of the Bad Life: The Naturalist Prostitute and Her Avatars in Latin American Literature 1880-2010" | Reprint edition (Ohio State Univ Pr, June 1, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The first comprehensive and interdisciplinary study of the prostitute in Latin American literature, Claire Thora Solomon’s book The Naturalist Prostitute and Her Avatars in Latin American Literature, 1880–2010 shows the gender, ethnic, and racial identities that emerge in the literary figure of the prostitute during the consolidation of modern Latin American states in the late nineteenth century in the literary genre of Naturalism.

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By Rebecca Martin (editor)

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9781619258785 | Har/psc edition (Salem Pr Inc, June 1, 2016), cover price $95.00

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Product Description: For centuries before its “rebirth” as a spoken language, Hebrew writing was like a magical ship in a bottle that gradually changed design but never voyaged out into the world. Isolated, the ancient Hebrew ship was torpid because the language of the Bible was inadequate to represent modern life in Europe...read more

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9780815634577 | Syracuse Univ Pr, May 16, 2016, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: For centuries before its “rebirth” as a spoken language, Hebrew writing was like a magical ship in a bottle that gradually changed design but never voyaged out into the world.

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9780815634416 | Reprint edition (Syracuse Univ Pr, May 16, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: For centuries before its “rebirth” as a spoken language, Hebrew writing was like a magical ship in a bottle that gradually changed design but never voyaged out into the world.

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Product Description: How can we characterize the uniqueness of poetic language? How can we describe the evasive enchantment of the paradox that is created by both universal and autobiographical expression? How does ordinary language function aesthetically while motivating the reader to acknowledge himself and to reveal how far his thinking belongs to the present, the future, or the past?Ludwig Wittgenstein, the central founder of the linguistic turn and the inspiration of countless works, inspires the search of this book for various linguistic functions: Dialogic, aesthetic, and mystical...read more
By Edward Levin (trans)

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9781618114938 | Academic Studies Pr, June 30, 2016, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: How can we characterize the uniqueness of poetic language?

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Product Description: Examining a wide range of comics and graphic novels – including works by creators such as Will Eisner, Leela Corman, Neil Gaiman, Art Spiegelman, Sarah Glidden and Joe Sacco – this book explores how comics writers and artists have tackled major issues of Jewish identity and culture...read more

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9781474248792 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, June 30, 2016, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: Examining a wide range of comics and graphic novels – including works by creators such as Will Eisner, Leela Corman, Neil Gaiman, Art Spiegelman, Sarah Glidden and Joe Sacco – this book explores how comics writers and artists have tackled major issues of Jewish identity and culture.

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Product Description: Considered one of the greatest films of the twentieth century, Casablanca earned three Academy Awards (including Best Picture) and instant critical and commercial success following its release in 1942. This inaugural volume in the Critical Insights Film series contains insightful essays analyzing the reasons for this film classic's acclaim, as well as its influences on the film industry as we know it today...read more
By James Plath (editor)

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9781619258761 | Har/psc edition (Salem Pr Inc, May 1, 2016), cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Considered one of the greatest films of the twentieth century, Casablanca earned three Academy Awards (including Best Picture) and instant critical and commercial success following its release in 1942.

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Never Better! concerns the polit ("fugitive"), a literary type-an "unheroic hero"-who is rather like the picaro ("rogue") from whom the Picaresque genre takes its name. Focusing primarily, but not exclusively, on Yiddish literature, Udel puts that literature into productive conversation with European and American texts, as well as critical and theoretical sources. If the bildungsroman is the novel form that is most clearly associated with nineteenth-century European novels, the polit is the figure more appropriate for the post-Jewish Enlightenment era, and especially its critique of the nineteenth century. More than a study of a particular genre or literary type, Udel's work considers what may happen when a minority author or a "minor literature" (in the Deleuze-Guattari sense, where a minority writer positions himself/herself as "a sort of stranger within his own [major] language") adopts what Udel refers to as the picaresque sensibility. She examines how embedded such writers may be within the broader national, literary, and linguistic contexts in which they find themselves, and also how they interrupt, counter, and sometimes undermine those contexts.

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9780472073054 | Univ of Michigan Pr, April 18, 2016, cover price $60.00

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9780472053056 | Univ of Michigan Pr, April 18, 2016, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Never Better!

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Product Description: This book traces the German-Hebrew language contact-zones in which Gershom Scholem, Werner Kraft and Ludwig Strauss created in Germany and in Jerusalem in the 1920s and 30s. Set in the contexts of cultural marginality, modernist literature, and linguistic dislocation, Barouch exposes the writings of Scholem, Kraft and Strauss as unique forms of counterlanguage: Hebraist lamentation, Germanist steadfastness and polyglot dialogue, respectively...read more

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9783110464146 | De Gruyter Oldenbourg, April 11, 2016, cover price $98.00 | About this edition: This book traces the German-Hebrew language contact-zones in which Gershom Scholem, Werner Kraft and Ludwig Strauss created in Germany and in Jerusalem in the 1920s and 30s.

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Product Description: Focusing on Eastern and Central Europe before WWII, this collection explores various genres of "ethnoliterature" across temporal, geographical, and ideological borders as sites of Jewish identity formation and dissemination. Challenging the assumption of cultural uniformity among Ashkenazi Jews, the contributors consider how ethnographic literature defines Jews and Jewishness, the political context of Jewish ethnography, and the question of audience, readers, and listeners...read more
By Andreas Kilcher (editor)

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9780253019585 | Indiana Univ Pr, April 4, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Focusing on Eastern and Central Europe before WWII, this collection explores various genres of "ethnoliterature" across temporal, geographical, and ideological borders as sites of Jewish identity formation and dissemination.

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9780253019622 | Indiana Univ Pr, April 4, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Focusing on Eastern and Central Europe before WWII, this collection explores various genres of "ethnoliterature" across temporal, geographical, and ideological borders as sites of Jewish identity formation and dissemination.

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By Joshua L. Miller (editor) and Anita Norich (editor)

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9780472073016 | Univ of Michigan Pr, April 6, 2016, cover price $85.00

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9780472053018 | Univ of Michigan Pr, April 6, 2016, cover price $29.95

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