[Tel Aviv]; Moledet, 1934. Item #31180

Publishers cloth. 8vo. 192, [4] pages. 20 cm. Second Hebrew edition, revised. “A Short History of Modern Hebrew Literature (1781-1934) ”, updated and expanded from the 1920 first Hebrew edition (comprising a translation of the 1900 Russian edition, “Novo-evreiskai’a’ literature”) . Joseph Gedaliah Klausner (1874–1958) , “literary critic, historian, and Zionist…. He took an active part in the Va'ad ha-Lashon, the Academy of the Hebrew Language, first as scientific secretary, then as editor of its proceedings, and later as president. He continued to act as editor of Ha-Shilo'ah when it was revived in Erez Israel…. When the Hebrew University was established, to his disappointment he was not appointed to the chair of Jewish history, as his views were considered too secular, but was appointed to the chair of Hebrew literature. It was only in 1944, at the age of 70, that he was appointed to the chair of the History of the Second Temple, endowed by his friends and admirers. From 1950 until shortly before his death he acted as editor in chief of the Encyclopaedia Hebraica and was responsible for volumes 2–5 and 7–8. He published his autobiography in 1946 (enlarged edition 1955) . […] Despite his own methodological deficiencies and the fact that great progress has since been made in methods of literary criticism, Klausner's work remains a notable landmark in modern Hebrew literary criticism. ” (EJ 2007) Subjects: Hebrew literature, Modern - History and criticism. OCLC lists 14 copies. Light wear to cloth, pages aged, with some brittle edges and folded corners, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (MX-36-16).

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