Waves and Currents in Hebrew Fiction in the Past Forty Years

By Gershon Shaked

Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, 1988

The critics tend to divide the authors who appeared from the 1940s to the 1980s into two generations: those who began publishing in the late 1930s and those who began publishing in the 1960s. The author examines the nature and complexities of this division by reviewing Jewish, mostly Israeli, authors' works and literary styles. Doing so, the author outlines the main currents of Hebrew narrative fiction in the last forty years. The author further examines the differences between traditional Hebrew writers from the Diaspora and the new Hebraic writers in Israel, and their influence on Jewish readers in Israel and abroad.

Topic: Literature, Diaspora Relations, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Jewish Identification, Renewal and Renaissance, Israeli Culture, Change

Name of Publication: Israel, Diaspora, and Jewish Culture

Genre: Article

Coverage: Diaspora , Israel

Identifier: 88-BD-14

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Shaked, Gershon. Waves and Currents in Hebrew Fiction in the Past Forty Years. Israel, Diaspora, and Jewish Culture. Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture. 1988: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=10834


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