Elusive Reality: A Hundred Years of Russian-Israeli Literature (1920-2020) (Hardcover)

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A hundred years is the period long enough to talk about Russian-Israeli literature as a historically consistent, though quite an indeterminate community. Not being a historical study, Roman Katsman's new book subtly outlines one of the magnetic lines of this community-the search for an answer to the main question of modernity-"what is reality?", as well as the search for the real, which makes the core of the Jewish existence. Today, just like a hundred years ago, the success of this search depends on how well Russian-Israeli literature can overcome fears and temptations of the Russian melancholy and the Israeli marginality. Fighting for its existence in unique conditions, it chooses sophisticated forms of transforming its double cultural unbelonging into the paradoxical philosophical realism that can be perfectly comprehended only today, with the benefits of postmodernism appropriated and left behind. At the same time, despite its peculiar nature, Russian-Israeli literature shares the fundamental trend of the world literature, namely its transition to virtual, web-based, augmented reality.

About the Author


Roman Katsman is a professor in the Department of Literature of the Jewish People at Bar-Ilan University (Israel); he is the author of books and articles on Hebrew and Russian literature, as well as on Russian-Jewish intellectual heritage. In recent years, much attention in his research has been paid to Russian-language Israeli literature, and this book is the third in this field.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781644692783
ISBN-10: 1644692783
Publisher: Bibliorossica
Publication Date: February 4th, 2020
Pages: 338
Language: Russian
 

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