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The Function of the Niphʿal in Biblical Hebrew in Relationship to Other Passive-Reflexive Verbal Stems and to the Puʿal and Hophʿal in Particular (review)

The Function of the Niphʿal in Biblical Hebrew in Relationship to Other Passive-Reflexive Verbal... and rhyme in Alterman's work. (In this regard it is appropriate to note Arnold Band's recent paper-yet unpublished-on semantic rhyme and his departure from Shavit's emphasis.) One of my first doctoral assignments in 1965 was to assess the positions of several critics (two of them in this collection) regarding the Holocaust specificity of themes in "Simhat 'Ani'im." It was actually my first exposure to Dan Miron's emphasis on the continuity between "Kokhavim baHutz" and "Simhat 'Ani'im" (see p. 98 of this volume). At the time I argued that-at least from the thematic point of view-the earlier and the later Alterman had too much in common to permit us to read the later cycle through the lens of the Holocaust. I now see that the problem is more complex, and more seasoned readers should welcome the chance to look at this and related questions through all the lenses provided by a book such as this. There is a variety of formalistic questions attached to this question, even though we must continue to insist that aesthetic issues are the proper concern of poetry criticism. The debate goes on through new frames like "New Historicism," and the public concerns with cultural http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

The Function of the Niphʿal in Biblical Hebrew in Relationship to Other Passive-Reflexive Verbal Stems and to the Puʿal and Hophʿal in Particular (review)

Hebrew Studies , Volume 35 (1) – Oct 5, 1994

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and rhyme in Alterman's work. (In this regard it is appropriate to note Arnold Band's recent paper-yet unpublished-on semantic rhyme and his departure from Shavit's emphasis.) One of my first doctoral assignments in 1965 was to assess the positions of several critics (two of them in this collection) regarding the Holocaust specificity of themes in "Simhat 'Ani'im." It was actually my first exposure to Dan Miron's emphasis on the continuity between "Kokhavim baHutz" and "Simhat 'Ani'im" (see p. 98 of this volume). At the time I argued that-at least from the thematic point of view-the earlier and the later Alterman had too much in common to permit us to read the later cycle through the lens of the Holocaust. I now see that the problem is more complex, and more seasoned readers should welcome the chance to look at this and related questions through all the lenses provided by a book such as this. There is a variety of formalistic questions attached to this question, even though we must continue to insist that aesthetic issues are the proper concern of poetry criticism. The debate goes on through new frames like "New Historicism," and the public concerns with cultural

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Published: Oct 5, 1994

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