Toward a subversive spatiality

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The crisis of subjectivity discussed in chapters 2 and 3 can evoke a relationship with space that is firmly grounded in memories of the pre-Israeli European past. The defiantly historical spatial relation present in Hoffmann's works, despite its quiet resistance to the Zionist denigration of diaspora and exaltation of the nation, is markedly apolitical. Ronit Matalon's oeuvre offers another alternative to Zionist spatial practices. For her, the pre-Israeli past figures prominently as well, though it is not Europe but the Arab world that her characters remember. Moreover, her texts confront the political implications of their reconfigured spatial relations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlace and Ideology in Contemporary Hebrew Literature
PublisherSyracuse University Press
Number of pages47
ISBN (Print)9780815632597
StatePublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (all)


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