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With scrupulous attention to landmark poetic texts and to educational and critical discourse in early 20th-century Palestine, Miryam Segal traces the emergence of a new accent to replace the Ashkenazic or European Hebrew accent in which almost all modern Hebrew poetry had been composed until the 1920s. Segal takes into account the broad historical, ideological, and political context of this shift, including the construction of a national language, culture, and literary canon; the crucial role of schools; the influence of Zionism; and the leading role played by women poets in introducing the new accent. This meticulous and sophisticated yet readable study provides surprising new insights into the emergence of modern Hebrew poetry and the revival of the Hebrew language in the Land of Israel.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. p. ix
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xvii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xix-xx
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  1. A Note on Transliteration
  2. p. xxi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-19
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  1. One: “Make Your School a Nation-State”Pedagogy and the Rise of the New Accent
  2. pp. 20-48
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  1. Two: Representing a Nation in Sound Organic, Hybrid, and Synthetic Hebrews
  2. pp. 49-72
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  1. Three: “Listening to Her Is Torture”The Menace of a Male Voice in a Woman’s Body
  2. pp. 74-99
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  1. Four: The Runaway Train and the Yiddish Kid Shlonsky’s Double Inscription
  2. pp. 100-138
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  1. Epilogue: The Conundrum of the National Poet
  2. pp. 139-148
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  1. Appendix 1. Interview with Gene Simmons by Leonard Lopate*
  2. p. 151
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  1. Appendix 2. “Rakevet” [Train]*
  2. pp. 153-156
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 159-188
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 191-198
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 199-206
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253003584
Related ISBN
9780253352439
MARC Record
OCLC
593295821
Pages
232
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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