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Postcolonial Travel Writing: Critical Explorations (review)

Postcolonial Travel Writing: Critical Explorations (review) Reviews 355 saviour of Jews (wherever they might be) that was highlighted in conveying the parachutists’ narrative to Diaspora Jews and the world at large (65). These confl icting needs at the national and international level can also be seen internally, among the families of the parachutists. Baumel-Schwartz teases out the ambivalence felt by the families of the other parachutists who didn’t return, in response to the transcendence of Szenes (99). While many felt that the others were forgotten, Rafi Reiss’s daughter, who never knew her father, said that she connected to him through Szenes’s “Eli Eli.” Perfect Heroes is an updated English rendition of Baumel-Schwartz’s He- brew study Giborim le-mofet and I suspect this to be the reason for the only noticeable fl aw of the book. Periodically, references to Israeli political cul- ture are mentioned but not explained. This suggests the reader ought to be intimately familiar with iconic tropes, fi gures, and the complicated political landscape during Israel’s short history. The provision of a glossary (217) still fails to elucidate the text’s nuances, such as the differences between the left- wing political parties Mapai and Mapam (93). Or, for example, the reference to Trumpeldor (69), which http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

Postcolonial Travel Writing: Critical Explorations (review)

Biography , Volume 34 (2) – Nov 23, 2011

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Abstract

Reviews 355 saviour of Jews (wherever they might be) that was highlighted in conveying the parachutists’ narrative to Diaspora Jews and the world at large (65). These confl icting needs at the national and international level can also be seen internally, among the families of the parachutists. Baumel-Schwartz teases out the ambivalence felt by the families of the other parachutists who didn’t return, in response to the transcendence of Szenes (99). While many felt that the others were forgotten, Rafi Reiss’s daughter, who never knew her father, said that she connected to him through Szenes’s “Eli Eli.” Perfect Heroes is an updated English rendition of Baumel-Schwartz’s He- brew study Giborim le-mofet and I suspect this to be the reason for the only noticeable fl aw of the book. Periodically, references to Israeli political cul- ture are mentioned but not explained. This suggests the reader ought to be intimately familiar with iconic tropes, fi gures, and the complicated political landscape during Israel’s short history. The provision of a glossary (217) still fails to elucidate the text’s nuances, such as the differences between the left- wing political parties Mapai and Mapam (93). Or, for example, the reference to Trumpeldor (69), which

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BiographyUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Nov 23, 2011

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