New Release Books by Barbara Harshav

Barbara Harshav is the author of American Yiddish Poetry (2021), Explorations in Poetics (2007), Sing, Stranger (2006), Marc Chagall and His Times (2004) and other 6 books.

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American Yiddish Poetry

release date: May 28, 2021
American Yiddish Poetry
This title is part of UC Press''s Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1986.

Explorations in Poetics

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Explorations in Poetics
The book provides a lucid and systematic theory of the work of literature and its major aspects.

Sing, Stranger

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Sing, Stranger
Sing, Stranger is a comprehensive historical anthology of a century of American poetry written in Yiddish and now translated into English for the first time. This anthology reveals both an amazing achievement of Jewish creative work and an important body of American poetry.

Marc Chagall and His Times

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Marc Chagall and His Times
Renowned Israeli-American scholar Harshav presents the first comprehensive investigation of Marc Chagall''s life and consciousness after the classic 1961 biography by Chagall''s son-in-law Franz Meyer.

The Labor of Life

release date: Jan 01, 2003
The Labor of Life
Israeli playwright and director Hanoch Levin was one of the most original and innovative writers of his generation. Although Levin is familiar within the Israeli cultural context--and despite the steadily growing stream of literary and theatrical research of his oeuvre--there are few resources on his work available outside of Israel. The present volume, containing a selection of ten of his plays, is the first comprehensive effort to present this unique playwright and director to a broad readership. Levin''s artistic credo was based on a constant urge to criticize Israeli society and its mainstream ideology while simultaneously confronting the basic human and existential issues of life and death. A whole generation of Israeli theater audiences has grown up on Levin''s performances with all their paradoxical complexities. At this point, just a few years after his death from cancer in 1999 at the age of 56, it may not be possible to evaluate the full impact of his work. But this volume will contribute significantly to scholarship in this direction and to the appreciation of Levin''s unique style.

Marc Chagall on Art and Culture

release date: Jan 01, 2003
Marc Chagall on Art and Culture
Marc Chagall (1887-1985) traversed a long route from a boy in the Jewish Pale of Settlement, to a commissar of art in revolutionary Russia, to the position of a world-famous French artist. This book presents for the first time a comprehensive collection of Chagall''s public statements on art and culture. The documents and interviews shed light on his rich, versatile, and enigmatic art from within his own mental world. The book raises the problems of a multi-cultural artist with several intersecting identities and the tensions between modernist form and cultural representation in twentieth-century art. It reveals the travails and achievements of his life as a Jew in the twentieth century and his perennial concerns with Jewish identity and destiny, Yiddish literature, and the state of Israel. This collection includes annotations and introductions of the Chagall texts by the renowned scholar Benjamin Harshav that elucidate the texts and convey the changing cultural contexts of Chagall''s life. Also featured is the translation by Benjamin and Barbara Harshav of the first book about Chagall''s work, the 1918 Russian The Art of Marc Chagall.

A. Sutzkever

release date: Jan 01, 1991
A. Sutzkever
A collection of poetry and prose relates the author''s thoughts on God, nature, love, war, and childhood memories

Small Change

release date: Jan 01, 2003
Small Change
In a haunting collection of short stories set in Israel, the author explores the land between life and death, introducing characters who struggle through difficult relationships and difficult situations. (Story Collections).

Memoirs of a Warsaw Ghetto Fighter

release date: Jan 01, 2012

Even a Fist was Once an Open Palm with Fingers

release date: Jan 01, 1991
Even a Fist was Once an Open Palm with Fingers
The author shares his thoughts about childhood, history, love, war, and his everyday experiences in this collection of recent poetry
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