Yosef Haim Brenner: A Life

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Price
$97.75
Publisher
Stanford University Press
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Pages
488
Dimensions
6.1 X 1.2 X 9.1 inches | 1.67 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780804785273

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About the Author
Anita Shapira is Professor Emerita at Tel Aviv University and the Chair of the Chaim Weizmann Institute for the Study of Zionism and Israel. She is the author of numerous books including Israel: A History.
Reviews
"Anita Shapira has done a fantastic job of documenting Brenner's life in her biography . . . Throughout, like Brenner, [Shapira] does not pull her punches. She tackles Brenner's mental health issues and personal difficulties, as well as his triumphs, and his legacy . . . Yosef Haim Brenner: a Life is a fascinating book that is sure to enthrall both general readers and academics."--Boris Segel "The Jewish Eye "
"Anita Shapira, the most eminent historian of modern Israel, has written a gripping biography of the tormented master of early 20th-century Hebrew literature. Brenner's troubled and unflinchingly honest approach to Judaism and Zionism speaks to our own era, while Shapira's empathetic narrative illuminates the private as well as public aspects of Brenner's troubled life. Set in the context of fin-de-siècle Russia and late-Ottoman Palestine, Shapira's book is a fascinating study of the relationships between politics and art, literary friendship and rivalry, and mental illness and creative genius."--Derek Penslar "Oxford University "