Israel in Exile: Jewish Writing and the Desert
University of Illinois Press, 01/10/2010 - 232 من الصفحات
Israel in Exile is a bold exploration of how the ancient desert of Exodus and Numbers, as archetypal site of human liberation, forms a template for modern political identities, radical skepticism, and questioning of official narratives of the nation that appear in the works of contemporary Israeli authors including David Grossman, Shulamith Hareven, and Amos Oz, as well as diasporic writers such as Edmund Jabès and Simone Zelitch.
In contrast to other ethnic and national representations, Jewish writers since antiquity have not constructed a neat antithesis between the desert and the city or nation; rather, the desert becomes a symbol against which the values of the city or nation can be tested, measured, and sometimes found wanting. This book examines how the ethical tension between the clashing Mosaic and Davidic paradigms of the desert still reverberate in secular Jewish literature and produce fascinating literary rewards. Omer-Sherman ultimately argues that the ancient encounter with the desert acquires a renewed urgency in response to the crisis brought about by national identities and territorial conflicts.
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Abraham afﬁrms Amos Oz ancient Arab Bedouin Bialik Bible Bible’s biblical Book of Questions Canaan conﬂict consciousness contemporary Israeli cultural David Grossman death deity desert experience desert space Diaspora difﬁcult divine dreams Egypt Egyptian Elisha encounter ethical exile existential Exodus explore father Feiler feminist ﬁction ﬁgure ﬁnal ﬁnd ﬁre ﬁrst ﬂees ﬂight God’s Grossman Hareven Hebrew Bible homeland human identity ideological imagination individual inﬂuence Israel Israeli literature Israelites jabes jabes’s Jewish kibbutz land landscape language literary literature living metaphor Midrash modern Hebrew Moses Moses in Sinai mountain myth narrative Negev Nimra nomadic novel Numbers ofﬁcial one’s Oz’s Palestinian paradigm Perfect Peace perhaps poetic political Press prophetic protagonist rabbis readers reading reality reﬂects Rosmarie Waldrop Sabra sacriﬁce sand seems sense Shulamith Hareven signiﬁcance social sojourn spiritual story struggle Sukkot talmudic tion tradition Translated Trilogy University violence wandering wilderness writers Yani Yani’s Yolek Yonatan Zelitch’s Zionist