Dolly City

Author: Orly Castel-Bloom
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 1564786668
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Dolly City from the Author: Orly Castel-Bloom. Gruesome, unhinged, and hilarious, Dolly City is widely recognized as one of the most disconcerting—and brilliant—literary works ever to come out of Israel.

Dolly City Hebrew Literature Series

Author: Orly Castel-Bloom
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 1564786668
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Dolly City Hebrew Literature Series from the Author: Orly Castel-Bloom. Gruesome, unhinged, and hilarious, Dolly City is widely recognized as one of the most disconcerting—and brilliant—literary works ever to come out of Israel. “Dolly City—a city without a base, without a past, without an infrastructure. The most demented city in the world.” In the midst of a futuristic-primitive metropolis, the accumulation of all our urban nightmares, Doctor Dolly (certified by the University of Katmandu) finds a newborn baby in a black plastic bag, and decides to become a mother. Overcome by unfamiliar maternal urges, Dolly dispenses with her private lab of rare diseases and turns all her surgical passion onto her son. Ceaselessly cutting and sewing, Dolly is the scalpel-wielding version of the all-too-familiar Jewish Mother archetype, forever operating upon her son with destructive, invasive love. In this grotesque satire of war and the defensive measures taken to survive it, Orly Castel-Bloom, one of Israel’s most provocative and original writers, turns her own scalpel upon that most holy of institutions, the myth of motherhood—and its implications in the life of a nation.

Dolly City

Author: Orly Castel-Bloom
Publisher: Loki Books
ISBN: 9780952942603
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Dolly City from the Author: Orly Castel-Bloom. Gruesome, unhinged, and hilarious, Dolly City is widelyrecognized as one of the most disconcerting--andbrilliant--literary works ever to come out of Israel.

Place And Ideology In Contemporary Hebrew Literature

Author: Karen Grumberg
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815650558
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Place And Ideology In Contemporary Hebrew Literature from the Author: Karen Grumberg. John Brinckerhoff Jackson has theorized the vernacular landscape as one that reflects a way of life guided by tradition and custom, distanced from the larger world of politics and law. The quotidian space is shaped by the everyday culture of its inhabitants. In Place and Ideology in Contemporary Hebrew Literature, Grumberg sets anchor in this and other contemporary theories of space and place, then embarks on subtle close readings of recent Israeli fiction that demonstrate how literature in practice can complicate those discourses. Literature in Israel over the past twenty-five years tends to be set in ordinary spaces rather than in explicitly, ideologically charged locations such as contested borders and debated territories. Rarely taking place in settings of war and political violence, it is replete with evocative descriptions of everyday places such as buses and cafés. Yet in academic discussions, the imaginative representations of these sites tend to be neglected in favor of spaces more relevant to religious and political debates. To fill this gap, Grumberg proposes a new understanding of how Israeli identity is mapped onto the spaces it inhabits, particularly the concrete sites encountered in the daily lives of ordinary citizens. She demonstrates that in the writing of many Israeli novelists even mundane places often have significant ideological implications. Exploring a wide range of authors, from Amos Oz to Orly Castel-Bloom, Grumberg argues that literary depictions of vernacular spaces play a profound and often unidentified role in serving or resisting ideology.

Death Of A Holy Land

Author: Rose L. Levinson
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739177737
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Death Of A Holy Land from the Author: Rose L. Levinson. Death of a Holy Land: Reflections in Contemporary Israeli Fiction, by Rose Levinson, uses the work of four contemporary Israeli authors as a lens into present-day Israel. Discussing the novels of Orly Castel-Bloom, Michal Govrin, Zeruya Shalev, and Yoram Kaniuk, the book argues for a new understanding of today’s Israel. Crucial to renewed awareness is a view of the country that jettisons the notion of Israel as an exceptional, sacred state immune from 21st century discontents. Attention is focused on ways in which many of Israel’s most pressing problems are linked to long-standing issues of Jewish identity. Continual reference to the novels gives weight and substance to Death of a Holy Land’s underlying insistence on the need for a critical view of Israel as a country deeply ill-at-ease with itself.

Novels Of The Contemporary Extreme

Author: Alain-Philippe Durand
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826490889
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Novels Of The Contemporary Extreme from the Author: Alain-Philippe Durand. Charts a new international writing phenomenon - 'contemporary extreme literature'.

On Our Mind

Author: Rachel Giora
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195350500
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On Our Mind from the Author: Rachel Giora. How do we learn to produce and comprehend non-literal language? Competing theories have only partially accounted for the variety of language comprehension evoked in metaphor, irony, and jokes. Rachel Giora has developed a novel and comprehensive theory, the Graded Salience Hypothesis, to explain figuative language comprehension. Giora contends that the salience of meanings (i.e., the cognitive priority we ascribe to words encoded in our mental lexicon) has the primary role in language comprehension and production.


Author: Max Louwerse
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9781588112828
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Thematics from the Author: Max Louwerse. Themes play a central role in our everyday communication: we have to know what a text is about in order to understand it. Intended meaning cannot be understood without some knowledge of the underlying theme. This book helps to define the concept of 'themes' in texts and how they are structured in language use.Much of the literature on Thematics is scattered over different disciplines (literature, psychology, linguistics, cognitive science), which this detailed collection pulls together in one coherent overview. The result is a new landmark for the study and understanding of themes in their everyday manifestation.

Who S Who In Contemporary Women S Writing

Author: Jane Eldridge Miller
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415159807
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Who S Who In Contemporary Women S Writing from the Author: Jane Eldridge Miller. Unique in its breadth of coverage, Who's Who in Contemporary Women's Writing is a comprehensive, authoritative and enjoyable guide to women's fiction, prose, poetry and drama from around the world in the second half of the twentieth century. Over the course of 1000 entries by over 150 international contributors, a picture emerges of the incredible range of women's writing in our time, from Toni Morrison to Fleur Adcock- all are here. This book includes the established and well-loved but also opens up new worlds of modern literature which may be unfamiliar but are never less than fascinating.

Human Parts

Author: Orly Castel-Bloom
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
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Human Parts from the Author: Orly Castel-Bloom. "IT WAS AN exceptional winter." With deceptive understatement, Orly Castel-Bloom draws back the curtain on her disturbing, revelatory novel set in Israel during the Al Aksa intifada. This is a world already regularly interrupted by terrorist ambushes and suicide bombs. And now it is further plagued - by a Saudi flu that is decimating the population, and by apocalyptic weather that brings a ruinous winter after eight years of drought. The economy is shot to pieces. Hail stones as big as dinner plates are falling from the sky. And yet, against this backdrop of monumental affliction, ordinary people are still trying to lead normal lives. Kati Beit-Halahmi, an impoverished cleaner, is snatched up by a community television program and given her full fifteen-minutes-of-fame. Iris Ventura, divorced with three children, is wondering how she can afford both to replace her broken washing machine and have some essential dental work done. And the Israeli president, Reuven Tekoa, travels from hospital to funeral, musing on the state of the nation from the back of his limousine. Orly Castel-Bloom spins a web of filament-fine connections between her characters, whose preoccupations, she reminds us, are not so very different from our own. Death or disaster might intrude at any moment, but people still watch game shows on TV, go to the laundromat and train to be beauticians. Holding a mirror up to her country, Castel-Bloom shows us a society in microcosm, struggling for continuity and normalcy in a fractured world. Sardonic, topical and wholly engrossing, this is a novel capturing the maelstrom of impossible contradictions that is Israeli life today.