Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Marginalia of the Hebrew Renaissance:

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The revival of Hebrew in the last quarter of the nineteenth and in the first quarter of the twentieth century imagined in the form of two principal processes: the creation of new words according to existing morphological models and the ascription of new meanings to words which were taken from classical Hebrew texts. This chapter shows how calques of Russian metaphors and of paradigmatic literary images have served Elisheva and Goldberg as a means to enrich the imagery of Hebrew prose and poetry. Hebrew of their poetry and prose became something like a textual diaspora for Russian poetic images. This state of diaspora caused Russian idioms and paradigmatic poetic lines to be dressed in a Hebrew gown. The inhabitants of Erets Israel began to use them in written and oral speech, especially those who were familiar with Russian and therefore sensitive to the coincidence of images.

Keywords:calques; Elisheva; Hebrew; literary; poetry; prose; Russian; twentieth century



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    The Russian Jewish Diaspora and European Culture, 1917-1937 — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation