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The Many Worlds of Gershon Shofman (review)

The Many Worlds of Gershon Shofman (review) Hebrew Studies 31 (1990) Reviews I cannot imagine anyone failing to profit from a careful reading of Telling and Retelling. For that reason I regret the decision of the Indiana University Press to issue the book only in an overpriced hardcover edition. I would encourage the publisher to reconsider and to release a reasonablypriced paperback edition forthwith. Alan Cooper Hebrew Union College - Jewish InstilUle of Religion Cincinnati, OH 45220 THE MANY WORLDS OF GERSHON SHOFMAN. By Norman Tamor. Pp. xii + 267. West Orange, NJ: Behrman House, 1989. Paper. The book in focus-a study of the literary works of Gershon Shofman, the master of the Hebrew tiny story (many are not more than anecdotes)is divided into two parts. The first part draws the biographical chronicles of Shofman while referring to some of his stories which were either written during the mentioned periods of time or were influenced by life experiences during those periods. The second part is devoted to Shofman's literary work and holds three sections: (1) symbolism (with a historicaltheoretical foreword on the nature of literary symbolism) while emphasizing symbolic protagonists in Shofman's stories and the symbol of hate; (2) themes and topics--experiences of army-life, the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

The Many Worlds of Gershon Shofman (review)

Hebrew Studies , Volume 31 (1) – Oct 5, 1990

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Hebrew Studies 31 (1990) Reviews I cannot imagine anyone failing to profit from a careful reading of Telling and Retelling. For that reason I regret the decision of the Indiana University Press to issue the book only in an overpriced hardcover edition. I would encourage the publisher to reconsider and to release a reasonablypriced paperback edition forthwith. Alan Cooper Hebrew Union College - Jewish InstilUle of Religion Cincinnati, OH 45220 THE MANY WORLDS OF GERSHON SHOFMAN. By Norman Tamor. Pp. xii + 267. West Orange, NJ: Behrman House, 1989. Paper. The book in focus-a study of the literary works of Gershon Shofman, the master of the Hebrew tiny story (many are not more than anecdotes)is divided into two parts. The first part draws the biographical chronicles of Shofman while referring to some of his stories which were either written during the mentioned periods of time or were influenced by life experiences during those periods. The second part is devoted to Shofman's literary work and holds three sections: (1) symbolism (with a historicaltheoretical foreword on the nature of literary symbolism) while emphasizing symbolic protagonists in Shofman's stories and the symbol of hate; (2) themes and topics--experiences of army-life, the

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Published: Oct 5, 1990

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