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Based on formerly unexploited fundamental assets, this is often the 1st entire biography of Yosef Haim Brenner, one of many pioneers of recent Hebrew literature. Born in 1881 to a negative Jewish relations in Russia, Brenner released his first tale, "A Loaf of Bread," in 1900. After being drafted into the Russian military, he abandoned to England and later immigrated to Palestine the place he turned an eminent author, critic and cultural icon of the Jewish and Zionist cultural milieu. His existence used to be tragically led to the violent 1921 Jaffa riots.

In a nutshell, Brenner's lifestyles tale encompasses the new release that made "the nice jump" from Imperial Russia's light of payment to the metropolitan facilities of modernity, and from conventional Jewish ideals and lifestyle to secularism and existentialism. In his writing he experimented with language and shape, yet constantly trying to painting lifestyles realistically. A hugely acerbic critic of Jewish society, Brenner was once relentless in portraying the vices of either Jewish public lifestyles and person Jews. such a lot of his contemporaries not just permitted his critique, yet trendy him for his forthrightness and took it as proof of his honesty and veracity.

Renowned writer and historian Anita Shapira's new biography illuminates Brenner's existence and instances, and his relationships with major cultural leaders similar to Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon, Hayim Nahman Bialik, Israel's nationwide Poet, and so on. Undermining the authorised myths approximately his existence and his dying, his melancholy, his family members with writers, ladies, and men—including the query of his homoeroticism—this new biography examines Brenner's existence in all its complexity and contradiction.

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