The Emergence of Modern Hebrew Creativity in Babylon, 1735- 1950

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The Emergence of Modern Hebrew Creativity in Babylon, 1735- 1950
Paperback
Purdue University Press
06/01/2009
247pp
Jewish Studies
English
6.00" x 9.00"
1557535140
9781557535146
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Book Description

This book begins with a brief history about the Jews in Babylon (Iraq), their Hebrew creativity and the fact that this creativity was excluded from the history of Modern Hebrew literature because it was unknown to the scholars. The book focuses on the years 1735-1950 and presents the secular Hebrew poetry written in Babylon at that time, the folktales, journalistic articles, and epistles, research of Hebrew literature, a story and a play. The last part presents the Hebrew periodicals that were published in Babylon.

About the Author(s):

Lev Hakak is a Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles, since 1974. He published eight books and numerous articles in the field of Modern Hebrew Literature. Some of his publications focus on the literature of and about Sephardi and Near Eastern Jews. In addition to his research books he published two novels, a poetry volume and a volume of short stories. He was the last editor of Hadoar published by the Histadruth Ivrith of America, and then the editor of Hador: The Hebrew Annual of America. Prof. Hakak is also a member of the Israeli Bar and the State Bar of California, 1980.