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The Russian Jewish diaspora and European culture, 1917-1937 [electronic resource] /
edited by Jörg Schulte, Olga Tabachnikova, Peter Wagstaff.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, c2012.
xii, 443 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
9789004227149 (alk. paper)
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Leiden ; Boston : Brill, c2012.
9789004227149 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Jrg Schulte, Ph.D. (2003), is an honorary research associate in the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at UCL. He has been a fellow at The Warburg Institute in London and has taught at the universities of Hamburg and Warsaw. His publications include Eine Poetik der Offenbarung: Isaak Babel'-Bruna Schulz-Danilo Ki(Harrassowitz, 2004) and Jan Kochanowski und die europische Renaissance (Harrassowitz, 2012). Olga Tabachnikova, Ph.D. (2007), University of Bath, teaches at the universities of Bath and Bristol. She has published widely in the field of European philosophical and literary studies, with the main focus on Russian cultural history. Her recent publications include Anton Chekhov through the eyes of Russian thinkers (editor), (Anthem, 2010) and Unpublished Correspondence between Lev Shestov and Boris de Schloezer (YMCA, 2011). Peter J. Wagstaff, Ph.D. (1981), University of Exeter, teaches French and European Studies at the University of Bath. He has published extensively on French and other European narratives of migration and exile, including Cultures of Exile (Berghahn, 2004) and Border Crossing (Peter Lang, 2004).
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This work traces the impact on Jewish culture in Western Europe of the migration of Russian Jews following the 1917 Revolution as they enabled the creation of a single sphere of Jewish culture common to all parts of the European diaspora.
Description for Reader
All those interested in the cultural history of Russian Jewry abroad, as well as European intellectual history and history of ideas of the first half of the 20th century.
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The Institute of Jewish Studies, founded in 1954 by the late Alexander Altmann, is dedicated to the promotion of all aspects of scholarship in Jewish Studies and related fields. Its programmes include public lectures, seminars, and annual conferences. All lectures and conferences are open to the general public.
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The Jewish emigration from Russia after the Revolution of 1917 changed the face of Jewish culture in Western Europe. Russian Jews brought with them the visions of a national Jewish literature in Hebrew, Yiddish or Russian, and new concepts of secular Jewish music and art. Often they acted as intermediaries between Jewish centres in Europe, which resulted in the creation of a single sphere of Jewish culture common to all parts of the European diaspora. Although some stayed in Western Europe for only a few years before moving on to Palestine, the budding Hebrew culture in Palestine would not have been the same without this relatively short period of intense contact between Russian Jewish and Western European cultures.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. ix
Preface and Acknowledgementsp. xi
Russian-Jewish Cultural Retention in Early Twentieth Century Western Europe: Contexts and Theoretical Implicationsp. 1
Russian Jewish Translators and Writers
Schiller's Wilhelm Tell in Bialik's Translationp. 11
Bialik's Translation of Don Quixoite (1912/1923)p. 25
Vogel and the Cityp. 37
Marginalia of the Hebrew Renaissance: The Enrichment of Literary Hebrew through Calques of Russian Phrases in the Works of Elisheva and Leah Goldbergp. 55
Interpretations of Past and Present of Jewish Culture
Russian-Jewish Ideas in German Dress: Elias Bickerman on the Hellenizing Reformers of Jewish Antiquityp. 73
Nahum Soluschz (1871-1966) and His Contribution to the Hebrew Renaissancep. 109
Cultural Anxieties of Russian-Jewish Émigrés: Max Eitingon and Lev Shestovp. 127
Pinhas Rutenberg and Vladimir Burstev: Some Unknown Aspects of the Connection between Palestine and the Russian Emigration in Europep. 147
An Enclave in Time? Russian-Jewish Berlin Revisitedp. 179
Bergelson, Benjamin and Berlin: Justice Deferredp. 201
New Sources on Russian Jewish Influences in Music, Art and Publishing
If Moscow Were Paris: Russia, the Soviet Union and Birobidzhan As Points of Reference in the Yiddish Press of Parisp. 221
Der Einfluss der jüdischen kulturellen Renaissance in Osteuropa auf das Musikleben in Wien (1919-1938)p. 237
The Graphic Work of Issachar Ber Ryback (1897-1935): An Outstanding Example of Children's Book Artp. 279
'A Beautiful Lie'-Zhar Plitsa (The Firebird): Sustaining Journalistic Activity and Showcasing Russia in 1920s Berlinp. 301
The Absence of a Jewish Russian Legacy in France: Ben-Ami's Testimony and the Schwartzbard Affairp. 327
Ideology and Identity: El Lissitzky in Berlinp. 339
Repositories of the Russian Jewish Diaspora
Simon Dubnow and the Question of Jewish Emigration in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuryp. 367
'Immortalizing the Crime in History...': The Activities of the Ostjüdisches Historisches Archiv (Kiev-Berlin-Paris, 1920-1940p. 373
From a Russian-Jewish Philanthropic Organization to the 'Glorious Institute of World Jewry': Activities of the World ORT Union in the 1920s-1940sp. 387
Vladimir (Zeev) Jabotinsky and His Recently Discovered Works: Problems of Attribution and Analysisp. 417
Index of Namesp. 437
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