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Harshav, Benjamin 1928-2015

Works: 148 works in 425 publications in 7 languages and 10,848 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Poetry  Personal narratives  History  Fiction  Personal correspondence  Allegories  Exhibition catalogs  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, htt, Contributor, Author of introduction, Recipient, Other, Correspondent, win, wst, Annotator, wpr
Classifications: N6999.C46, B
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Language in time of revolution by Benjamin Harshav( )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text on culture and consciousness in history concerns the worldwide transformations of Jewish culture and society and the revival of the ancient Hebrew language following the waves of pogroms in Russia in 1881, when large numbers of Jews in Eastern and Central Europe redefined their identity as Jews in a new and baffling world
The last days of the Jerusalem of Lithuania : chronicles from the Vilna ghetto and the camps, 1939-1944 by Herman Kruk( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Lithuanian and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For five horrifying years in Vilna, the Vilna ghetto, and concentration camps in Estonia, Herman Kruk recorded his own experiences as well as the life and death of the Jewish community of the city symbolically called "The Jerusalem of Lithuania. This unique chronicle includes many recovered pages of Kruk's diaries and provides a powerful eyewitness account of the annihilation of the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe. This volume includes the Yiddish edition of Kruk's diaries published in 1961 and translated here for the first time, as well as many widely scattered pages of the chronicles, collected here for the first time and meticulously deciphered, translated, and annotated. Kruk describes vividly the collapse of Poland in September, 1939, life as a refugee in Vilna, the manhunt that destroyed most of Vilna Jewry in the summer of 1941, the creation of a ghetto and the persecution and self-rule of the remnants of the "Jerusalem of Lithuania, " the internment of the last survivors in concentration camps in Estonia, and their brutal deaths. Kruk scribbled his final diary entry on September 17, 1944, managing to bury the small, loose pages of his manuscript just hours before he and other camp inmates were shot to death and their bodies burnt on a pyre. Kruk's writings illuminate the tragedy of the Vilna Jews and their courageous efforts to maintain an ideological, social, and cultural life even as their world was being destroyed. To read Kruk's day-by-day account of the unfolding of the Holocaust is to discern the possibilities for human courage and perseverance even in the face of profound fear
Marc Chagall and the lost Jewish world : the nature of Chagall's art and iconography by Benjamin Harshav( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marc Chagall is one of the most popular artists of the 20[superscript th] century, famous for his poetic, surreal images that represent a topsy-turvy world, combining fantasy and spirituality with a modernist style. This new book offers insight into Chagall's Jewish roots and offers succinct interpretations of his major paintings, from his early masterpieces made in Russia and in Paris to his Yiddish art theater paintings. The book acts as a guide to the iconography of Chagall's best-loved works."--Jacket
A. Sutzkever : selected poetry and prose by Abraham Sutzkever( )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three thousand years of Hebrew versification : essays in comparative prosody by Benjamin Harshav( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this unparalleled study of the forms of Hebrew poetry, preeminent authority Benjamin Harshav examines Hebrew verse during three millennia of changing historical and cultural contexts. He takes us around the world of the Jewish diaspora, comparing the changes in Hebrew verse as it came into contact with the Canaanite, Greek, Arabic, Italian, German, Russian, Yiddish, and English poetic forms. Harshav explores the types and constraints of free rhythms, the meanings of sound patterns, the historical and linguistic frameworks that produced the first accentual iambs in English, German, Russian, and Hebrew, and the first discovery of these iambs in a Yiddish romance written in Venice in 1508/09. In each chapter, the author presents an innovative analytical theory on a particular poetic domain, drawing on his close study of thousands of Hebrew poems"--
Marc Chagall and his times : a documentary narrative by Benjamin Harshav( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a new and comprehensive biography of one of the most prominent artists of the twentieth century in dialogue with the events and ideologies of his time. It encompasses the 98 years of Chagall's life (1887-1985) in Russia, France, the US, as well as Germany and Israel, his deep roots in folk culture, his personal relationships and loves, his involvement with the art of the Russian Revolution, with Surrealism, Communism, Zionism, Yiddish literature and the state of Israel. The book exposes the complex relationships between Chagall's three cultural identities: Jewish-Russian-French. Indeed, it is a biography of the turbulent times of the twentieth century and the transformations of a Jew in it, his meteoric rise from the "ghetto" of the Russian Pale of Settlement to the centers of modern culture. The book reveals Chagall's endless curiosity, his forays in many directions beyond painting and drawing: public art, theater and ballet, stained glass windows in churches and synagogues, lithographs, etchings, and illustrations of literature and the Bible. We observe the intricate relations between Chagall's life and consciousness and the impact of his life on the iconography of his art. Thus, the book provides an indispensable key to the understanding of Chagall's often enigmatic art. Indeed, it is a contribution to the understanding of some of the central problems of Modern art, such as the question of originality, the interaction between the formal discoveries of the avant-garde and cultural or multi-cultural representation, and the relations between an artist's art and his personal biography. Renowned Israeli-American scholar Benjamin 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. Harshav's narrative includes hundreds of private letters and documents written by Chagall and his contemporaries in Russian, Yiddish, French, English and other languages, translated by Benjamin and Barbara Harshav into English, and placed in their personal and historical context
American Yiddish poetry : a bilingual anthology by Benjamin Harshav( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2021 in English and Yiddish and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Translations with the participation of Kathryn Hellerstein, Brian McHale and Anita Norich." Glossary
The Moscow Yiddish theater : art on stage in the time of revolution by Benjamin Harshav( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of Yiddish by Benjamin Harshav( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marc Chagall on art and culture : including the first book on Chagall's art by A. Efros and Ya. Tugendhold (Moscow, 1918) by Marc Chagall( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 multicultural 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 Benjamin Harshav that elucidate the texts and convey the changing cultural contexts of Chagall's life."--Jacket
Yehuda Amichai, a life of poetry, 1948-1994 by Yehuda Amichai( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Temporary Poem of My Time, the Israeli poet writes: "Hebrew writing and Arabic writing go from east to west, / Latin writing, from west to east. / Languages are like cats: / You must not stroke their hair the wrong way."
Only yesterday by Shmuel Yosef Agnon( )

8 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells a seemingly simple tale about a man who immigrates to Palestine with the Second Aliya -- the several hundred idealists who returned between 1904 and 1914 to work the Hebrew soil as in Biblical times and revive Hebrew culture. Only Yesterday quickly became recognized as a monumental work of world literature, but not only for its vivid historical reckon of Israel's founding society. This epic novel also engages the reader in a fascinating network of meanings, contradictions, and paradoxes all leading to the question, what, if anything, controls human existence?
Even a fist was once an open palm with fingers : recent poems by Yehuda Amichai( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yehuda Amichai's career, in the biblical phrase, goes from strength to strength. Now in his mid-sixties, Amichai continues to write poems that have both extraordinary simplicity and subtlety, that bear both his common touch and his unique fingerprints, that manage to be both timely and timeless. At the same time, there is a deepening note in this selection made from his two most recent books in Hebrew, a more intense looking back and looking forward, a greater
Explorations in poetics by Benjamin Harshav( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The polyphony of Jewish culture by Benjamin Harshav( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays, most of them published previously. Ch. 5 (pp. 133-172), "The Last Days of the Jerusalem of Lithuania", appeared as the introduction to Herman Kruk's book of the same name, published in 2002. Describes the fate of Herman Kruk (1897-1944), a Jewish Yiddishist intellectual, a librarian, a chronicler of the Vilnius ghetto, and author of a diary, who perished in a Nazi labor camp in Estonia a day before its liberation by the Soviets. Describes also the history of Jewish Vilnius, especially of the wartime ghetto. Reflects on two Holocausts: the killing of six million Jews and the annihilation of secular Jewish culture in Europe
Sing, stranger : a century of American Yiddish poetry : a historical anthology( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sing, Stranger is a comprehensive historical anthology of a century of American poetry written in Yiddish and now translated into English. Here are the proletarian or "sweatshop" poets, sympathizing with socialist anarchists, who were popular with Yiddish audiences at the end of the nineteenth century; the lyrical moods and ironies of the "Young Generation" at the beginning of the twentieth century; the sophisticated poetry of the modern world seen through the individualistic prism of the "Introspectivists" after World War I; the poetry of women poets; samples of epic poetry; and, finally, the poetry of the Holocaust and the decline of the Yiddish language. This anthology reveals both an amazing achievement of Jewish creative work and an important body of American poetry, written in a minority language, practically unknown to most readers. The travails, joys, and intimate experiences of the individual in the big metropolis are intertwined with representations of American realities: architecture and alienation in the big city, the migration of the blacks, trade unions and underworld, the immigrant experience in this immense and strange land, and the destinies of Jewish history."--Jacket
Toldot ha-tsurot shel ha-shirah ha-ʻIvrit : min ha-Tanakh ʻad ha-modernizm by Benjamin Harshav( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in Hebrew and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marc Chagall : Meisterwerke 1908-1922 by Marc Chagall( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shirat ha-teḥiyah ha-ʻIvrit : antologyah hisṭorit-biḳortit( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in Hebrew and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shpigl af a shṭeyn : anṭologye : poezye un proze fun tsṿelf farshniṭene yidishe shraybers in Raṭn-Farband( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in Yiddish and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Marc Chagall and the lost Jewish world : the nature of Chagall's art and iconography
The last days of the Jerusalem of Lithuania : chronicles from the Vilna ghetto and the camps, 1939-1944Marc Chagall and the lost Jewish world : the nature of Chagall's art and iconographyA. Sutzkever : selected poetry and proseMarc Chagall and his times : a documentary narrativeAmerican Yiddish poetry : a bilingual anthologyThe Moscow Yiddish theater : art on stage in the time of revolutionThe meaning of YiddishMarc Chagall on art and culture : including the first book on Chagall's art by A. Efros and Ya. Tugendhold (Moscow, 1918)
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Benjamin, H.

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Benjamin H. 1928-2015

Binjomin 1928-

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Binyāmîn 1928-2015

Binyamin, H.

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Binyamiyn H. 1928-2015

Binyomin H. 1928-2015

Charšav, Bendžamin 1928-2015

Daniel, Gabi, 1928-

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Daniyel, Gabi 1928-2015

Dāniyyêl, Gabî 1928-2015

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H. Benjamin 1928-2015

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H. Binyomin 1928-2015

Haroshovsḳi, Binyamin

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Haroshovsḳi, Binyamin, 1928-2015

Haršab Binyamiyn 1928-2015

Haršav, Benyamīn, 1928-2015

Haršav, Binyamin.

Haršav, Binyāmîn 1928-

Haršav, Binyāmîn 1928-2015

Harshar, Binyamin 1928-

Harshar, Binyamin 1928-2015

Harshar-Hrushovski, H. 1928-

Harshar-Hrushovski, H. 1928-2015

Harshav Benjamin

Harshav, Benjamin 1928-

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Harshav, Binyamin 1928-

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Harshav Binyomen 1928-2015

Harshav-Hrushovsḳi, H. 1928-

Harshav-Hrushovsḳi, H., 1928-2015

Harushovsḳi, Binyamin

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Harushovsḳi, Binyamin, 1928-2015

Heroshovsḳi, Binyamin

Heroshovsḳi, Binyamin 1928-

Heroshovsḳi, Binyamin, 1928-2015

Herushovski, Binyamin 1928-

Herushovski, Binyamin, 1928-2015

Herûšovskî, Binyāmîn 1928-

Herûšovskî, Binyāmîn 1928-2015

Hrushovski, B. 1928-2015

Hrushovski, Benjamin.

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Hrushovski Benjamin 1928-2015

Hrushovsḳi, Binyamin

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Hrushoṿsḳi, Binyamin 1928-2015

Hrûšôvsqî, Benyāmîn 1928-2015

Hrušowski, Binyāmîn 1928-

Hrušowski, Binyāmîn 1928-2015

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Hruszowski Benjamin 1928-2015

Hrwšwbsqiy Binyamiyn 1928-2015

Kharshav, Bendzhamin 1928-

Kharshav, Bendzhamin, 1928-2015

Харшав Бенджамин

Харшав, Бенджамин 1928-

Харшав, Бенджамин, 1928-2015

א"נ לוריא

בנימין, ה.

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