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Investigates why, of all the British Romantic poets, Byron is the most frequently translated into Hebrew and Yiddish and how Jews used translations of Byron's works to help construct a new Jewish identity. Scholars of Byron, Jewish identity, and those interested in translation and reception studies will appreciate this insightful volume.

About the Author

Sheila A. Spector is an independent scholar who has devoted her career to exploring the intersection between Romanticism and Judaica. In addition to a two-volume study of Blake and Kabbalism- Glorious Incomprehensible : The Development of Blake's Kabbalistic Language and Wonders Divine : The Development of Blake's Kabbalistic Myth-she has edited three collections of essays on Romanticism and the Jews: British Romanticism and the Jews: History, Culture, Literature; The Jews and British Romanticism: Politics, Religion, Culture; and Romanticism/Judaica: A Convergence of Cultures.

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Publication date

15th August 2010


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Wayne State University Press


336 pages


Literary studies: general



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