Yigal Schwarz, professor of Hebrew literature and director of Heksherim: The Research Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, discusses his latest book, The Zionist Paradox: Hebrew Literature and Israeli Identity, with host Gilad Halpern.

The book analyzes Israel’s unique conceptualization of place – what belonging or attachment to a certain habitat means – through five canonical literary works, written between 1853 and 1963.

 

This is a segment from The Tel Aviv Review: Listen to the full show.

 

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