Prose, Poetry, and the Heresy of Normalcy: New Voices in Contemporary Hebrew Literature

Prose, Poetry, and the Heresy of Normalcy: New Voices in Contemporary Hebrew Literature

Prose, Poetry, and the Heresy of Normalcy: New Voices in Contemporary Hebrew Literature

Modern Hebrew literature was still a new phenomenon a century ago. Hebrew’s literary pioneers were typically polyglot intellectuals, wanderers by force or by choice, committed to writing in a revived language that few could read and that often lacked words to describe the conditions of modernity.