A New Sound in Hebrew Poetry

A New Sound in Hebrew Poetry

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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.Chapter Three a€œListening to Her Is Torturea€ The Menace of a Male Voice in a Womana#39;s Body Bat-Miryam reads with an ... Bat-Miryam was certainly not an early adopter of the new accent, but why does that make her Ashkenazic accent soanbsp;...

Title:A New Sound in Hebrew Poetry
Author:Miryam Segal
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2010-01-02


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