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Title Contemporary Sephardic and Mizrahi literature : a diaspora / edited by Dario Miccoli
Edition First edition
Published New York : Routledge, [2017]
©2017
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 163 pages)
Series Routledge Jewish studies series
Routledge Jewish studies series.
Contents 1. The literary work of Jewish Maghrebi authors in postcolonial France / Ewa Tartakowsky -- 2. An old-new land : Tunisia, France and Israel in two novels of Chochana Boukhobza / Dario Miccoli -- 3. Aesthetics, politics and the complexities of Arab Jewish identities in authoritarian Argentina / Silvina Schammah Gesser and Susana Brauner -- 4. Writings of Jews from Libya in Italy and Israel : between past legacies and present issues / Piera Rossetto -- 5. Lifewriting between Israel, the Diaspora and Morocco : revisiting the homeland through locations and objects of identity / Emanuela Trevisan Semi -- 6. Mizrahi fiction as a minor literature / Yochai Oppenheimer -- 7. The minor move of trauma : reading Erez Biton / Omri Ben-Yehuda -- 8. Oblivion and cutting : a Levinasian reading of Shva Salhoov's poetry / Ktzia Alon
Summary "In the last few years, the fields of Sephardic and Mizrahi Studies have grown significantly, thanks to new publications which take into consideration unexplored aspects of the history, literature and identity of modern Middle Eastern and North African Jews. However, few of these studies abandoned the Diaspora/Israel dichotomy and analysed the Jews who moved to Israel and those that settled elsewhere as part of a new, diverse and interconnected diaspora. Contemporary Sephardic and Mizrahi Literature argues that the literary texts produced by Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews who migrated from the Middle East and North Africa in the 1950s and afterwards, should be considered as part of a transnational arena, in which forms of Jewish diasporism and postcolonial displacement interweave. Through an original perspective that focuses on novelists, poets, professional and amateur writers - from the Israeli poets Erez Biton and Shva Salhoov to Francophone authors such as Chochana Boukhobza, Ami Bouganim and Serge Moati - the book explains that these Sephardic and Mizrahi authors are part of a global literary diaspora at the crossroads of past Arab legacies, new national identities and persistent feelings of Jewishness. Some of the chapters emphasize how the Sephardic and Mizrahi past and present identities are narrated, how generational and ethno-national issues are taken into account and which linguistic and stylistic strategies the authors adopted. Other chapters focus more explicitly on how the relations between national societies and different Jewish migrant communities are narrated, both in today's Israel and in the diaspora. The book helps to bridge the gap between Hebrew and postcolonial literature, and opens up new perspectives on Sephardic and Mizrahi literature"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Jewish diaspora in literature.
Middle Eastern literature -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism
Mizrahi authors.
Sephardic authors.
Spanish literature -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Literary.
Jewish diaspora in literature.
Mizrahi authors.
Sephardic authors.
Spanish literature -- Jewish authors.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Miccoli, Dario, editor.
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