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Title The anthology in Jewish literature / edited by David Stern.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.

Subject Jewish literature -- History and criticism.
Anthologies.
Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism.
Judaism -- Literary collections -- History.
Jews -- Literary collections -- History.
Alt Name Stern, David, 1949-
Description 1 online resource (x, 350 pages)
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Ancient Israel and classical Judaism. Anthology in the Torah and the question of Deuteronomy / Jeffrey Tigay -- Wisdom and the anthological temper / James Kugel -- Order, sequence, and selection: the Mishnah's anthological choices / Yaakov Elman -- Anthological dimensions of the Babylonian Talmud / Eliezer Segal -- Anthology and polysemy in classical midrash / David Stern -- The Middle Ages. The prayerbook (siddur) as an anthology of Judaism / Joseph Tabory -- Yalqut Shim'oni and the medieval midrashic anthology / Jacob Elbaum -- The Hebrew narrative anthology in the Middle Ages / Eli Yassif -- Midrash rabbah and the medieval collector mentality / Marc Bregman -- The modern period. Homo anthologicus: Micha Joseph Berdyczewski and the anthological genre / Zippora Kagan -- Sefer ha'aggadah: creating a classic anthology / Mark Kiel -- The ingathering of traditions: Zionism's anthology projects / Israel Bartal -- Gender and the anthological tradition in modern Yiddish poetry / Kathryn Hellerstein -- Our poetry is like an orange grove: anthologies of Hebrew poetry in Eretz-Yisrael / Hannan Hever -- Anthologizing the vernacular: collections of Yiddish literature in English translation / Jeffrey Shandler -- Textualizing the tales of the People of the Book: folk.
narrative anthologies and national identity in modern Israel / Galit Hasan-Rokem -- The Holocaust according to its anthologists / David Roskies.
Note Print version record.
Summary From the Talmud to the latest collection of short stories, the anthology has been a ubiquitous presence in Jewish literature throughout its history, and has played a seminal role in the creation, transmission, and preservation of Jewish culture since ancient times. And yet of all literary genres the anthology may be the most denigrated and least understood. This volume represents a major first step in the study of the genre and of the different functions it serves as a literary form and as a medium of canonization. The book comprises eighteen essays devoted to anthological works in Jewish literature.
ISBN 1423762576 (electronic bk.)
9781423762577 (electronic bk.)
0195137515 (alk. paper)
9780195137514 (alk. paper)
1280560053
9781280560057
OCLC # 65189460
Additional Format Print version: Anthology in Jewish literature. New York : Oxford University Press, 2004 0195137515 (DLC) 2003061137 (OCoLC)52838971.


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