Tel Aviv : 'am 'oved, 1946. Item #24526
(FT) 8vo. 332 pages. Frontispiece. In Hebrew. Volume two (of three) only. SUBJECT(S) : Fiction. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. "A disciple of the "psychology" approach to literature and a writer of the "uprooted" generation, Brenner [1881-1921] became a key figure of the school in modern Hebrew literature; he focused and ruthlessly exposed the anxieties, self-probing, and despair of intellectual anti-heroes overwhelmed by life in a society that had lost meaning and direction. His fiction, bleak and fiercely honest, nourishes, however, a belief in artistic truth where faith in all else has failed. In style, he considered himself a follower of Berdyczewski, and in social outlook, a disciple of Mendele Mokher Seforim. Like many Hebrew writers of the early decades of the 20th century, he was mainly influenced by Russian literature, specifically by writers such as Tolstoy and Dostoevski, and by such European writers as Nietzsche and Hauptmann. " (EJ, 2007) Backstrip missing and binding is loose, covers and endpapers wrinkled from water but text is clean, good- condition. (HebLit-5-21).