Mysticism in Twentieth-Century Hebrew Literature

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Abstract

Challenging the notion that Jewish mysticism ceased to exist in the Hassidic enclaves of early nineteenth century Europe, Hamutal Bar-Yosef delves into the mystical elements of twentieth-century Israeli literature. Exploring themes such as unity, death, and sex, Bar-Yosef traces the influence and the trends towards secular mysticism found in Russian, Yiddish, and early Hebrew writers, and examines the impact of Zionism in creating a modern, living mystical literature.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBoston, MA
PublisherAcademic Studies Press
Number of pages300
ISBN (Print)9781618111036, 1618111035
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

Publication series

NameIsrael: Society, Culture, and History

Keywords

  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Jewish

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