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סלמנדרה: מיתוס והיסטוריה בכתבי ק. צטניק (Salamandra: Myth and History in Katzetnik's Writings) (review)

סלמנדרה: מיתוס והיסטוריה בכתבי ק. צטניק (Salamandra: Myth and History in Katzetnik's Writings)... . : (Salamandra: Myth and History in Katzetnik's Writings). By Yechiel Szeintuch. Ed. Carrie Friedman-Cohen. Pp. 462 + xxv. Jerusalem: Carmel, 2009. Cloth, 99 NIS. The scholarship dealing with Katzetnik and his literary testimony has always been limited, especially given the centrality of this writer in Israeli Holocaust discourse. Until the recent decade and a half, in spite and perhaps because of its wide circulation by Israel's educational authorities, Katzetnik's Salamandra sextet (1945­1987) has not received academic attention appropriate to its scope, influence, and uniqueness. While Katzetnik reached, according to Dan Miron, the status of a spokesman of the Holocaust and its atrocities in Israeli culture, Yechiel De-Nur, the person behind the literary persona, always remained a mystery. Things began to change in 1994, after De-Nur stole his 1931 book of Yiddish poems from the national library in Jerusalem, burnt it, and sent back its burned remains. The event drew public attention, followed by a stream of publications from both Israel and abroad, dealing with various aspects of Katzetnik's work, and that stream strengthened after De-Nur's death in 2001. Among the topics addressed in these recent studies are popular reception (Omer Bartov), gender and Zionism (Oren Segal), biography http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

סלמנדרה: מיתוס והיסטוריה בכתבי ק. צטניק (Salamandra: Myth and History in Katzetnik's Writings) (review)

Hebrew Studies , Volume 53 (1) – Dec 12, 2012

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. : (Salamandra: Myth and History in Katzetnik's Writings). By Yechiel Szeintuch. Ed. Carrie Friedman-Cohen. Pp. 462 + xxv. Jerusalem: Carmel, 2009. Cloth, 99 NIS. The scholarship dealing with Katzetnik and his literary testimony has always been limited, especially given the centrality of this writer in Israeli Holocaust discourse. Until the recent decade and a half, in spite and perhaps because of its wide circulation by Israel's educational authorities, Katzetnik's Salamandra sextet (1945­1987) has not received academic attention appropriate to its scope, influence, and uniqueness. While Katzetnik reached, according to Dan Miron, the status of a spokesman of the Holocaust and its atrocities in Israeli culture, Yechiel De-Nur, the person behind the literary persona, always remained a mystery. Things began to change in 1994, after De-Nur stole his 1931 book of Yiddish poems from the national library in Jerusalem, burnt it, and sent back its burned remains. The event drew public attention, followed by a stream of publications from both Israel and abroad, dealing with various aspects of Katzetnik's work, and that stream strengthened after De-Nur's death in 2001. Among the topics addressed in these recent studies are popular reception (Omer Bartov), gender and Zionism (Oren Segal), biography

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Hebrew StudiesNational Association of Professors of Hebrew

Published: Dec 12, 2012

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