Sunshine, Blossoms and Blood: H.N. Bialik In His Time: A Literary Biography (Paperback)
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Sunshine, Blossoms and Blood: H.N. Bialik In His Time: A Literary Biography (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 21/03/2005
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This literary biography brings the life and work of H. N. Bialik, widely known as the National Hebrew Poet, to the English reader for the first time. With appreciation for his brilliance and depth, Sara Feinstein expounds how Bialik drew upon sources in Bible, Talmud, Kabbalah, and the Hebrew poets of the Golden Age of Spain in creating an archetypal mode of writing in Modern Hebrew Literature.

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761831426
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 228 x 163 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The literary work of the National Hebrew Poet H. N. Bialik delighted Hebrew readers from the moment his literary career began in the 1880's until the present. Sara Feinstein's book represents her impressive effort of literary research and interpretation aimed at bringing Bialik to various English readers. -- Lev Hakak, University of California, Los Angeles, California
Dr. Feinstein captures many of the fascinating facets of the life of this key figure in the history of Hebrew literature. -- Ezra Spicehandler, Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, Ohio
Prodigious research in archival collections on three continents enabled Dr. Feinstein to synthesize factual evidence with critical literary analysis of Bialik's body of work. -- Hillel Barzel, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Bialik's resolve to preserve Jewish Folklore and Ethnography is one of the highlights of this book. -- Dan Ben-Amos, University of Pennsylvania; editor of Folktales of the Jews
Any critical monography on the Poet Laureate of Modern Hebrew Poetry H.N. Bialik is a major contribution to the understanding of Jewish life and culture in the 20th century. -- Gershon Shaked, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Sara Feinstein's literary biography of H. N. Bialik fills a major void by providing a long-overdue full-scale study in English of the life and work of the most important modern Hebrew poet. Beautifully, lovingly, and honestly written, Feinstein's book is a fitting scholarly tribute to a truly great poet. -- David Stern, University of Pennsylvania
Feinstein's biography is rich in detail and filled with critical acumen about the nature of Bialik's poetry and his place in Hebrew Literature. It is an ample, generous work, and often quite moving. -- Robert Leiter * Jewish Exponent *

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