Israeli Literature: Reading List

A Reader's Guide: Hebrew Literature in Translation

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Hayim Nahman Bialik 

  • C.N. Bialik, C.N. Bialik: Collected Poems.  Ed. David Aberbach ( Overlook Duckworth, 2004)
  • Bialik, Random Harvest: the Novellas of Bialik.  (Westview Press, 1999)
  • Bialik, Songs from Bialik.  (Syracuse University Press, 2000)
 

Yosef Hayim Brenner

  • Yosef Hayim Brenner, Breakdown and Bereavement.  (Toby Press, 2003)
  • Brenner, Out of the Depths.  (Westview Press, 1992)

Devora Baron 

  • Devora Baron, “The First Day” and Other Stories. (University of California Press, 2001)

S.Y. Agnon

the lover

Try reading A.B. Yehoshua.

S.Y. Agnon, The Book That Was Lost and Other Stories.  (Schocken, 1996)

  • Agnon, The Bridal Canopy.  (Syracuse University Press,
  • Agnon, A Guest for the Night.  (University of Wisconsin Press, 2004)
  • Agnon, In the Heart of the Seas.  (University of Wisconsin Press, 2004)
  • Agnon, Only Yesterday.  (Princeton University Press, 2002)
  • Agnon, Shira.  (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1996)
  • Agnon, A Simple Story. (Syracuse University Press, 2000)
  • Agnon, Twenty-One Stories.  (Schocken, 1970)
  • Agnon, Two Tales: Betrothed and Edo and Enam.  (University of Wisconsin Press, 2004)

Haim Hazaz

  • Haim Hazaz, Gates of Bronze.  (Toby Press, 2005)
  • Hazaz, The Sermon and Other Stories.  (Toby Press, 2005)

Aaron Megged

  • Aaron Megged, Foiglman.  (Toby Press, 2003)
  • Megged, The Living on the Dead.  (Toby Press, 2005)
  • Megged, Mandrakes from the Holy Land.  (Toby Press, 2005)

Yehuda Amichai

  • Yehuda Amichai, The Early Books of Yehuda Amichai.  (Sheep Meadow Press, 1988)
  • Amichai, Open Closed Open: Poems.  (Harcourt, 2000)
  • Amichai, Poems of Jerusalem and Love Poems. (Sheep Meadow Press, 1992)
  • Amichai, The Selected Poetry of Yehuda Amichai. (University of California Press, 1996)
  • Amichai, Travels.  (Sheep Meadow Press, 1986
  • Amichai, The World is a Room and Other Stories.  (Jewish Publication Society of America, 1984)
  • Amichai, Yehuda Amichai: A Life in Poetry.  (Harper Perennial, 1995)

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Naomi Brenner is completing a PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, focusing on the many connections and interactions between modern Hebrew and Yiddish literature.