Discipline: Humanities

Topic: Literature


Selected Hebrew Short Stories - Early Twentieth Century

Hanna Herzig

This 5-volume series presents an interpretation of nine selected Hebrew short stories from the beginning of the 20th century. The stories are analyzed in their historical-literary context and are examined from a comparative perspective by means of modern narrative theory.


Volume 1: Historical-literary introduction (1993, 112 pp., cat. # 10112-1)

Volume 2 (1992, 184 pp., cat. # 10112-2)

Part 1: “Two camps” (Mahanaim) by Micha Joseph Berdyczewski

Part 2: “Behind the Fence” (Meahorei Hagader) by Hayyim Nahman Bialik

Part 3: “Marishka” by Isaac Dov Berkowitz

Volume 3 (1992, 128 pp., cat. # 10112-3)

Part 1: “The Rabbi’s Daughter” (Bat Harav) by Jacob Steinberg

Part 2: “The Thorny Path” (Dereh Kotzim) by Devorah Baron

Part 3: Short stories by Gershon Shofman

Volume 4 (1993, 160 pp., cat. # 10112-4)

Part 1: “Besides” by Uri Nissan Gnessin

Part 2: “Between Self and Self” (Beino Leveino) by Joseph Hayyim Brenner

Part 3: “Ovadia the Cripple” (Ovadia Baal Moom) by Shmuel Yosef Agnon

Volume 5: Conclusion: Thematics and poetics (1993, 56 pp., cat. # 10112-5)


Dr. Hanna Herzig is a member of the Department of Literature, Language and the Arts at the Open University of Israel.

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