London: Agudat Masadah, 1906-1907. Item #39843
1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 21 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “The Awakener. ” Includes April (33 pages) , May (33 pages) , June (33 pages) July-August (73 pages) , September (36 pages) , October (37 pages) , November (36 pages) , Issue from 1907 (39 pages) . Not to be confused with the Tel Aviv reprint of the first year. Early Hebrew periodical which features many of the period’s most well-known Hebrew writers. This periodical featured commentary on current affairs and literature, and greatly influenced the young Jews of the highly-influential Second Aliyah. (EJ, 2008) . The editor, Y. H. Brenner is considered a pioneer in modern Hebrew literature. Brenner (1881-1921) was initially from Russia, but escaped to London after deserting the Russian army during the Russo-Japanese war. It was in London that Brenner became instrumental in the Hebrew literature movement and Zionism. This culminated in his emigration to Palestine where he rose to prominence before his murder in the 1921 Jaffa riots. (Wikipedia, 2018) . SUBJECTS: Hebrew literature, Modern -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide (OCLC: 45947005) . Ex-library with no markings. Most issues are unbound with significant edge wear. Some loss of text in November issue, but others are Good. Overall Good- Condition. (YID-30-27).