Hebrew Gothic

History and the Poetics of Persecution
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ISBN-13:
9780253042279
Einband:
EPUB
Seiten:
328
Autor:
Karen Grumberg
Serie:
Jewish Literature and Culture
Sprache:
Englisch
Kurzbeschreibung

Sinister tales written since the early twentieth century by the foremost Hebrew authors, including S. Y. Agnon, Leah Goldberg, and Amos Oz, reveal a darkness at the foundation of Hebrew culture.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Acknowledgments

Note on Translation and Transliteration


Introduction. Gothic Matters


Part I. A Spectralized Past



1. Always Already Gothic: S. Y. Agnon's European Tales of Terror


2. Maternal Macabre: Feminine Subjectivity at the Edge of the Shtetl in Dvora Baron and Ya’akov Shteinberg


3. After the Nightmare of the Holocaust: Gothic Temporalities in Leah Goldberg and Edgar Allan Poe


Part II. Haunted Nation



4. Dark Jerusalem: Amos Oz's Anxious Literary Cartography between 1948 and 1967


5. Historiographic Perversions: Echoes of Otranto in A. B. Yehoshua's Mr. Mani


6. A Séance for the Self: Memory, Nonmemory, and the Reorientation of History in Almog Behar and Toni Morrison


Coda. "Here Are Our Monsters": Hebrew Horror from the Political to Pop


Bibliography


Index

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