Collective Identifications and Austro-Hungarian Jews (1914–1918): The Contradictions and Travails of Avigdor Hameiri

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A vigdor Hameiri (born Feuerstein, 1890–1970) was one of the most significant literary masons in modern Hebrew literature. Besides being the most prolific World War I memoirist in the Hebrew language, the Austro-Hungarian born writer pioneered the expressionist style in Hebrew poetry, edited his own literary journal, authored children’s literature, composed travel journals, and translated into Hebrew numerous works from Hungarian, German, and Yiddish. Despite his manifold contributions, Hameiri is primarily remembered today as the lyricist of two songs: the sentimental poemMe’al pisgat har ha-tsofim(On Top of Mt. Scopus) and the children’s favoriteTen katef(Give a Shoulder).¹ Although
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Limits of Loyalty
Subtitle of host publicationImperial Symbolism, Popular Allegiances, and State Patriotism in the Late Habsburg Monarchy
EditorsLaurence Cole, Daniel L. Unowsky
PublisherBerghahn Books
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780857452245
ISBN (Print)184545717X
StatePublished - 2007


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