Trinity University Press

Hebrew Writers on Writing

From the The Writer's World series

Peter Cole (editor), Edward Hirsch (editor)

Reflecting on a century of vital Hebrew literary creation

Hebrew Writers on Writing begins in early twentieth-century Warsaw, wanders through the formative years of Hebrew modernism in Europe and Palestine, and comes to engage the charged complexity of contemporary Israel. In the process, it explores, as no English volume has before, the shifting cultural and political landscape out of which the literature emerges and provides readers with an intimate vision of a startlingly rich and diverse body of work. All told, some forty-nine writers are represented. The selections have been translated by a group of some of the finest English translators in the field, and the volume is edited by poet and MacArthur fellow Peter Cole, who introduces the individual entries and the book as a whole.

Drawing from essays, letters, notebooks, poems, interviews, and other sources, Hebrew Writers on Writing offers a fresh look at well-known figures such as Haim Nahman Bialik and Yehuda Amichai while introducing  to English a host of fascinating yet little- or never-before-translated writers.  



  • S. Y. Agnon
  • Natan Alterman
  • Yehuda Amichai
  • Aharon Appelfeld
  • David Avidan
  • Devora Baron
  • Haim Nahman Bialik
  • Yosef Haim Brenner
  • Sami Shalom Chetrit
  • Ya’aqov Fichman
  • David Frischmann
  • Uri Nissan Gnessin
  • Lea Goldberg
  • Uri Zvi Greenberg
  • David Grossman
  • Shulamit Hareven
  • Yoel Hoffmann
  • Avraham Kook
  • Ronit Matalon
  • Sami Michael
  • Amos Oz
  • Dan Pagis
  • Haviva Pedaya
  • Gabriel Preil
  • Esther Raab Rahel
  • Yonatan Ratosh
  • Dahlia Ravikovitch
  • Harold Schimmel
  • Gershom Scholem
  • Aharon Shabtai
  • Ya’aqov Shabtai
  • David Shahar
  • Yitzhaq Shami
  • Anton Shammas
  • Avraham Shlonsky
  • Gershon Shofman
  • Ya’aqov Steinberg
  • Noah Stern
  • Sha’ul Tchernichowsky
  • David Vogel
  • Yona Wallach
  • Meir Wieseltier
  • A. B. Yehoshua
  • Avot Yeshurun
  • Avraham Ben Yitzhaq
  • S. Yizhar
  • Natan Zach
  • Zelda
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  • Pages: 352
  • Size: 6 x 9
  • Published: Oct 2008
  • Status: Available
  • ISBN: 9781595340528


Literature, Translation, Essays, Writers / Writing, Anthology