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With Both Feet on the Clouds free pdf Why do Israelis dislike fantasy? Put so bluntly, the question appears frivolous. But in fact, it goes to the deepest sources of Israeli historical identity and literary tradition. Uniquely among developed nations, Israel's origin is in a utopian novel, Theodor Herzl's Altneuland (1902), which predicted the future Jewish state. The Jewish writing in the Diaspora has always tended toward the fantastic, the mystical, and the magical. And yet, from its very inception, Israeli literature has been stubbornly realistic. The present volume challenges this stance. Originally published in Hebrew in 2009, it is the first serious, wide-ranging and theoretically sophisticated exploration of fantasy in Israeli literature and culture. Its contributors jointly attempt to contest the question posed at the beginning: why do Israelis, living in a country whose very existence is predicated on the fulfillment of a utopian dream, distrust fantasy?

About Danielle Gurevitch

Rani Graff is the founder and CEO of Graff Publishing, Israel's only publisher specifically devoted to Hebrew-language science fiction and fantasy.

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Author : Danielle Gurevitch
Publisher : Academic Studies Press
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ISBN : 1618110683
EAN : 9781618110688
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Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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