Prosaic Conditions: Heinrich Heine and the Spaces of Zionist Literature

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In her penetrating new study, Na'ama Rokem observes that prose writing-more than poetry, drama, or other genres-came to signify a historic rift that resulted in loss and disenchantment. In Prosaic Conditions, Rokem treats prose as a signifying practice-that is, a practice that creates meaning. During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, prose emerges in competition with other existing practices, specifically, the practice of performance. Using Zionist literature as a test case, Rokem examines the ways in which Zionist ...

Prosaic Conditions: Heinrich Heine and the Spaces of Zionist Literature 2013, Northwestern University Press, Evanston

ISBN-13: 9780810128675

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