History and Literature: New readings of Jewish texts in honor of Arnold J. Band

History and Literature : New readings of Jewish texts in honor of Arnold J. Band / edited by William Cutter and David C. Jacobson. -- Providence, RI : Program in Judaic Studies, Brown University, 2002.
    506 pages -- (Brown Judaic studies, no. 334)

Table of contents:

  • David C. Jacobson: Preface (pp. ix-xi)
  • Ross Shideler and Kathleen Komar: Two views of Arnold Band (pp. xiii-xx)
  • William Cutter: Reflections on Arnold Band, Scholar, Teacher, Mentor (pp. xxi-xxxi)
  • Michael A. Signer : Dor Dor Vedorshav: of fathers and sons (pp. xxxiii-xxxvi)

    Part I: Classical Jewish texts and modern interpreters
  • David M. Gordis : Two literary Talmudic readings (pp. 3-15)
  • Alan Mintz : Sefer Ha’aggadah: Triumph or tragedy? (pp. 17-26)
  • Ezra Spicehandler: “The Scroll of Fire” : an interpretation (pp. 27-40)
  • Joseph Dan : Rabbi Nahman’s Third beggar (pp. 41-53)
  • David Ellenson: Parallel worlds: Wissenschaft and Pesaq in the Seridei esh (pp. 55-74)
  • David N. Myers: A third guide for the perplexed? Simon Rawidowicz “On interpretation” (pp. 75-87)

    Part II: S. Y. Agnon
  • Dan Almagor: S. Y. Agnon’s “From foe to friend”: Agnon between Berit Shalom and Berit Yosef Trumpeldor (pp. 91-106)
  • Risa Domb : Is Tehillah worthy of her praise? (pp. 107-115)
  • Dalia Dromi: Religious ectasy, erotic turmoil, and Christian innuendoes in S. Y. Agnon’s “Haneshiqah Harishonah” (“First Kiss”)  (pp. 117-124)
  • Nancy Ezer: Flirtation in S. Y. Agnon’s Shira  (pp. 125-136)
  • Avraham Holtz: Reb Nahman Krochmal in Jaffa: a hallucinatory vision in S. Y. Agnon’s Temol Shilshom  (pp. 137-145)
  • David C. Jacobson: Childish distortions of Rabbinic texts in S. Y. Agnon’s “Hamitpahat”  (pp. 147-159)
  • Malka Shaked: What “Dances” in Agnon’s “Dance of Death”  (pp. 161-170)
  • David Stern: Agnon from a Medieval perspective (pp. 171-185)

    Part III: Diaspora
  • Tamar Alexander: “The wealthy Señor Miguel”: a study of a Sephardic novella (pp. 189-207)
  • Michael A. Meyer: The imagined Jew: Heinrich Heine’s “Prinzessin Sabbath” (pp. 209-221)
  • Yair Mazor: The way of the “Wail of the wind”: Peretz Smolenskin’s latent, worthy ars poetica (pp. 223-234)
  • David Patterson: Assonance and its share in irony: comments on Sefer Haqabtsanim (pp. 235-240)
  • Gershon Shaked: Three Kalikes: a comparative study of Mendele, Agnon, and Bashevis (pp. 241-251)
  • William Cutter: Some crosscurrents of linguistic nationalism: M. Y. Berdyczewski on the centrality of Hebrew (pp. 253-263)
  • Glenda Abramson: Bialik’s ”Tsafririm”: innocence and experience (pp. 265-278)
  • Steven J. Zipperstein: Death in a furnished room: rereading Isaac Rosenfeld’s Obituaries (pp. 279-288)
  • Murray Baumgarten: Philip Roth, Jewish identity, and the satire of modern success (pp. 289-300)

    Part IV: Zionism, Holocaust, and Israel
  • Yael Zerubavel: Rachel and the female voice: labor, gender, and the Zionist pioneer vision (pp. 303-317)
  • Gabriella Moscati Steindler: Revising the past: the image of the idyllic “Village” (pp. 319-328)
  • Avner Holtzman: Why did the river turn red? on the story “Orsha” by Gershon Schofmann (pp. 329-338)
  • Ruth R. Wisse: A prayer of homecoming by Abraham Sutzkever (pp. 339-349)
  • Aharon Appelfeld: The Kernel (pp. 351-355)
  • Nurith Gertz: Who is a Jew? Dan Ben Amotz’s Novel “To remember, to forget”  (pp. 357-367)
  • Robert K. Baruch: Rereading Dan Pagis’s “Abba”  (pp. 369-377)
  • Walter Ackerman: What learning is most worth? (pp. 379-388)
  • Stanley Nash: Aharon Megged’s “Burden” in his portrayals of the effects of Israel’s wars (pp. 389-407)
  • Gilead Morahg: Shading the truth : A. B. Yehoshua’s “Facing the forests”  (pp. 409-418)
  • Ruth Kartun Blum: Political mothers: women’s voice and the Binding of Isaac in Israeli poetry (pp. 419-438)
  • Naomi Sokoloff: Zionist dreams and Savyon Liebrecht’s “A cow named Virginia” (pp. 439-450)
  • Yael S. Feldman: Between Genesis and Sophocles: Biblical psychopolitics in A. B. Yehoshua’s Mr. Mani  (pp. 451-464)
  • Nili Rachel Scharf Gold: Amichai’s Open closed open and Now and in other days: a poetic dialogue (pp. 465-477)
  • Yigal Schwartz: The frigid option: a psychocultural study of the novel Love life by Zeruya Shalev (pp. 479-488)

  • Publications of Arnold J. Band (pp. 489-496)
  • Contributors (pp. 497-504)
  • Permissions (pp. 505-506)

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