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Kronfeld, Chana

Works: 15 works in 50 publications in 1 language and 3,601 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Fiction  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor, Translator, Editor, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: PJ5054.A65, 892.416
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Chana Kronfeld
Open closed open : poems by Yehuda Amichai( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amichai writes of the language of love, and tea with roasted almonds, of desire and love. Of a Jewish cemetery whose groundskeeper is an expert on flowers and seasons of the year, but no expert on buried Jews; of Russian shirts embroidered in the colors of love and death; of Jerusalem, the city where everything sails: the flags, the prayer shawls, the caftans, the monks' robes, the kaffiyehs, and young women's dresses. The poet tenderly, mischievously, breaks open the grand diction of the revered Jewish verses and supplications and suddenly discovers the light that his own experience casts upon them. Here, the bread of memory and the circuses of forgetting, nostalgia for God and a better world, dust and heat, and tamarisk trees that stand as flight attendants for the next millennium, saying, "You can still get a seat on the third millennium before liftoff." Open Closed Open-poems at once meditative and playful, anxious and full of hope, sung in a language of biblical directness and meaning, that through the microcosm of the everyday give us the gift of the world at large
Conversations with Dvora : an experimental biography of the first modern Hebrew woman writer by Amia Lieblich( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dvora Baron was born in a Lithuanian village in 1887. Because of her precociousness, her rabbi father gave her the kind of education usually reserved for boys. Already in her girlhood Baron's stories were widely published, and at age fifteen this independent and forward-looking spirit left for the provincial city of Minsk to acquire a profession and secular education. In 1911 she immigrated to Palestine, where she married a prominent Zionist journalist and joined the literary intelligentsia of an emerging new nation. Her writing showed startlingly modernist points of view, and she took on such topics as divorce, incest, and domestic violence. But when her beloved brother died in 1923, Baron retired to her apartment, where she was tended by her daughter, Tsipora, until her death in 1956." "Amia Lieblich was seventeen when Dvora Baron died; the two women never met. But Lieblich has written this biography as a series of conversations taking place in Dvora's darkened room in the last year of her life. In a vividly realized portrait Lieblich elicits Dvora's rich memories of her shtetl childhood, the descriptions of traditional women's lives in her short stories, a view of her eccentric marriage and strangely exploitative relationship with her daughter, her thoughts on work, life, and death. The result is a moving story not only of one unusual woman but of the light her life casts on that of a younger woman writing in our day. This edition of Conversations with Dvora includes a translation of one of Dvora Baron's most powerful stories, "Fradl.""--Jacket
On the margins of modernism : decentering literary dynamics by Chana Kronfeld( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hovering at a low altitude : the collected poetry of Dahlia Ravikovitch by Dalia Ravikovitch( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of poems that focus on relationships and the asymmetries of power
The full severity of compassion : the poetry of Yehuda Amichai by Chana Kronfeld( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Full Severity of Compassion' is both a modular retrospective of Yehuda Amichai's poetric project and a reassessment - by attending closely to the theory embedded in the poetry - of major issues in contemporary literary studies, from the politics of form to radical allusion, and from metaphor to translation
"The first day" and other stories by Devorah Baron( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dvora Baron (1887-1956), the first modern Hebrew woman writer, was born in a small Lithuanian town in 1887. Her father, a rabbi, gave his daughter a thorough education, an extraordinary act at the time. Baron immigrated to Palestine in 1910, married a prominent Zionist activist, but defied the implicit ideological demands of the Zionist literary scene by continuing to write of the shtetl life she had left behind. The eighteen stories in this superb collection offer an intimate re-creation of Jewish Eastern Europe from a perspective seldom represented in Hebrew and Yiddish literature of the late
Aspects of poetic methaphor by Chana Kronfeld( )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jewish discourse" and the Hebraic subtext in the development of Yiddish literature and culture by Jordan D Finkin( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In effect, by yoking together linguistics with close literary analysis, in a distinctly interdisciplinary approach to these texts, I attempt to see whether there is a way of formulating how such conversational logic and discourse becomes normalized in Yiddish, expressed in the Yiddish literary tradition from the Tsenerene to Y. L. Peretz, and ultimately reintroduced into Hebrew language and literature. This project opens the field to further research into the historical linguistics of Yiddish but also to the inherent multilingualism of Jewish culture
Diasporic sephardic identities : a transnational poetics of Jewish languages by Monique Balbuena( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this dissertation I depart from Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari's formula for "minor literatures" as presented in Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature. Using Chana Kronfeld's rebuttal of Deleuze and Guattari, I offer two counter-arguments to their position: first, I argue that minor literatures can emerge from multilingual contexts and social conditions, and second, that minor languages have the capacity to challenge and re-inscribe dominant languages. As counter-examples to their theory I present three multilingual and multicultural Jewish poets who write from an oppositional or marginal position and use minor and threatened languages--Algerian Sadia Levy, Israeli Margalit Matitiahu and Argentine Juan Gelman. I also argue that it is through strategic choices of competing languages and intertexts that each poet expresses a Sephardic hybrid identity. In the process, I point out how their work challenges established notions of ethnic, literary and linguistic identity
The motherland speaks : new Hebrews, the new accent and the poetry of the 1920s by Miryam Segal( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a genealogy of the "new accent" in Hebrew poetry in Palestine. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Hebrew language "revivalists" made a concerted and ultimately successful effort to adopt Hebrew as a modern spoken language in the Jewish settlement in Palestine. One of the more striking decisions made by these promoters of the Hebrew language was to reject their own traditional Ashkenazic pronunciation of the Hebrew of the Jews of Eastern Europe. They embraced instead an accent that they represented as the pronunciation of Sephardic Jews but that was rather a melange of sounds from a variety of accents. This new accent was adopted by the nascent Hebrew school system in Palestine over the course of twenty years beginning in the 1880s, and was the precursor to the modern Israeli accent
From Jester to Gesture : Eastern European Jewish Culture and the Re-imagination of Folk Performance by Zehavit Stern( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Usually perceived as oppositions, modernist high-art and popular mass culture of the interwar period are discussed in this study as interlinked arenas of cultural production that address the same modern challenges of secularization, urbanization and immigration. I thus look at the experimental reclaiming of the purim-shpil and the broder zinger in the modernist poetry and drama of Moyshe Broderzon alongside the commodified appropriations of folk performance in Yiddish cinema of the late thirties, including the films Yidl mitn fidl, Der purim-shpiler and Der dibuk. By exploring the various ways in which Eastern European Jewish folk performance was re-imagined, be they rejection, veneration, mimicry or reproduction, I shed new light on the modern Jewish project of self-reinvention and self-remodeling, as well as on the complex relationship between modernism, mass culture and folk creativity
The Berkeley School of Jewish Literature( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Open closed open : poems by Yehuda Amichai( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hyphenated states: metaphor as poetics of survival in the work of Yehuda Amichai( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Contraversions : Jews and other differences( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Open closed open : poems
Alternative Names
Ḳronfeld, Ḥanah

Qrwnpeld Ḥanah 1949-....

קרונפלד, חנה

קרונפלד חנה 1949-....

English (49)

Conversations with Dvora : an experimental biography of the first modern Hebrew woman writerOn the margins of modernism : decentering literary dynamicsHovering at a low altitude : the collected poetry of Dahlia Ravikovitch"The first day" and other stories