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the German. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1991. 115
P-
Members of Kafka’s extended family were often a source of in­
spiration for his creative writings.
P
a g is
, D
a n
.
Hebrew poetry of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Berke­
ley: University of California Press, 1991. 100 p.
A critical survey of Hebrew poetic texts from the 11th through
the 17th century.
P
r a w e r
, S .S .
Israel at Vanity Fair: Jews and Judaism in the writings ofW.M.
Thackeray.
Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1992. 439 p.
S
h a p i r o
, S
a r a
.
ed.
Our lives: an anthology of Jewish women’s writings.
Spring Valley, NY: Feldheim, 1991. 383 p.
A groundbreaking collection of fiction and non-fiction.
S
t e n b e r g
, P
e t e r
.
Journey to oblivion: the end of the East European Yiddish
and German worlds in the mirror of literature.
Toronto: University
of Toronto Press, 1991. 213 p.
Stenberg uses literature to trace the destinies of Eastern Euro­
pean speakers of German and Yiddish.
S
u t z k e v e r
,
A.
Selected poetry and prose.
T r . by Barbara and Benjamin
Harshav. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991. 433 p.
Tales of Elijah the Prophet.
Retold by Peninnah Schramm. Northvale,
NJ: J . Aronson, 1991. 344 p.
Thirty-six traditional tales selected by the gifted story teller.
W
is s e
, R
u t h
R .
I.L. Peretz and the making of modernJewish culture.
Seattle:
University of Washington Press, 1991. 146 p.
Examines the Yiddish writer’s ideas and his influence on his
Eastern European environment and on Yiddish literature.
BIBLE STUDIES
A
l t e r
, R
o b e r t
.
World of Biblical literature.
New York: Basic Books,
1991. 288 p.
A critic reflects on the paradoxes inherent in considering the
Bible as a work of literature, taking issue with the new wave of
literary and biblical studies.
B
a ig e n t
, M
ic h a e l
a n d R
ic h a r d
L
e ig h
.
The Dead Sea scrolls deception.
New York: Summit Books, 1991. 268 p.
Authors set out to discover why the contents of the scrolls were
kept secret for so long. The story of a great archaeological find
and the mysteries surrounding it.
B
e r l i n
, A
d e l e
.
Biblical poetry through medieval Jewish eyes.
Bloomington:
Indiana University Press, 1991. 224 p.
Excerpts from seventeen Judaeo-Arabic and Hebrew texts, that