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Suddenly, the sight of war : violence and nationalism in Hebrew poetry in the 1940s / Hannan Hever ; translated by Lisa Katz.

Hever, Hannan, (author.).
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Subject: Israeli poetry > 20th century > History and criticism.
Violence in literature.
Nationalism in literature.
Symbolism in literature.
War in literature.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780804797184
  • ISBN: 0804797188
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (vii, 271 pages).
  • Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2016]

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General Note: "Originally published in Hebrew in 2000 under the title Pitʼom marʼeh ha-milḥamah."
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: Hebrew Symbolist Poetry During World War II ; 1. "The Real Has Become a Symbol" ; 2. The Dispute over War Poetry ; 3. Criticism of Nationalist Violence ; 4. Reading Nationalist Poetry Critically ; 5. Nationalism Anthologized ; 6. The Living-Dead in Joy of the Poor ; 7. Revenge on a Nationalist Scale ; 8. Leah Goldberg Writes War Poetry ; 9. The Duality of the Symbolist Woman Poet ; 10. The Living-Dead and the Female Body; 11. Amir Gilboa: Boy Poet ; Part II: Historical Analogy and National Allegory During the Holocaust.
12. A Surprising Moral Judgment 13. The Uncommon Stance of a Major Poet; 14. Critical Reception ; 15. A Postnationalist Reading; 16. A Symbol, Not an Allegory; 17. Allegory in The Poems of the Plagues of Egypt Versus Symbolism in Joy of the Poor; 18. Allegory as a Nonhegemonic Stance; 19. Alterman and the Memory of the Holocaust; 20. The Father-Son Strategy ; 21. Blind Vengeance; 22. Breaking the Cycle of Crime and Punishment; 23. History of the Defeated; 24. A Summer Quarrel; 25. Ghetto Poems in the Streets of Tel-Aviv; Part III: Symbols of Death in the National War for Independence.
26. Return of the Hegemonic Symbol 27. The Living-Dead in the Independence War; 28. Amir Gilboa and the Subversion of the Symbol; 29. Gilboa Versus the Metaphor of the Living-Dead; 30. Poets as Reporters; 31. Sorrow Petrified into Symbols; 32. Hegemonic Strategies; 33. From Reportage to Lyric; 34. Women Write of Fallen Soldiers as Flesh and Blood; 35. In the Service of National Subjectivity; 36. Women and the Metaphor of the Living-Dead; 37. Criticism of the Living-Dead Metaphor; 38. The Authority and Power of Women ; 39. Popular Versus Canonical Mourning; 40. The Secrets and Power of Women.
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