This is a work of unprecedented scope, tracing the origins of Jewish autobiographical writing from the early modern period to the early twentieth century. Drawing on a multitude of Hebrew and Yiddish texts, very few of which have been translated into English, and on contemporary autobiographical theory, this book provides a literary/historical explanatory paradigm for the emergence of the Jewish autobiographical voice. The book also provides the English reader with an introduction to the works of central figures in the history of Hebrew and Yiddish literature, and it includes discussion of material that has never been submitted to literary critical analysis in English.148 This essay, well characterized by Shalom Spiegel as a#39;an immature, confused , ill-written pamphlet full of chaotic thoughts and leaps from one idea to anothera#39;, 149 is typical of the Berdichevsky a#39;essaya#39; of this period, both in its impressionistic anbsp;...
|Title||:||Being For Myself Alone|
|Publisher||:||Stanford University Press - 2005-06-13|