Modern Hebrew Literature

Israeli Literature: Reading List

A Reader's Guide: Hebrew Literature in Translation

Hebrew Literature in Translation: A Reader’s Guide

You don't have to know Hebrew to enjoy some of Israel's best books.

The Pioneers of Modern Hebrew Literature

Writing Hebrew literature in the 19th century was no simple matter, and those who did were the elite of the elite.

Modern Hebrew Literature: Early Challenges

The pioneers of modern Hebrew literature took a cumbersome, unspoken language and created a vibrant literary tradition.

Hebew Literature: Early Themes

Leaving the world of the shtetl for an alluring modern culture is the primary theme of early modern Hebrew literature.

The Emergence of Modern Hebrew Literature

Modern Hebrew literature got an ideological start in Germany, then found artistic maturity in the East.

Hebrew Literature

Overview Hebrew Literature. Jewish American Literature. Modern Hebrew Literature. Israeli Literature.

Jewish American Literature: 1970-2000

For this crop of American writers, being Jewish is as natural as breathing, sleeping, and sex.

Jewish American Literature

American Jewish writing depicts the struggles of immigrant life, the stable yet alienated middle-class existence that followed, and finally the unique challenges of cultural acceptance: assimilation and the reawakening of tradition.

Israeli Literature: The New Wave

In the second half of the 20th century, Israeli writers became a voice of critique and protest.