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Leon Yudkin

The Centre notes with sadness the passing of Dr. Leon Yudkin (1939-2013) in London 8 June 2013. Dr. Yudkin was for many years until 1996 a lecturer in Modern Hebrew Literature in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Manchester. He will be missed by his former colleagues, Prof. Emeritus Philip Alexander FBA, Ms Sophie Garside, Prof. John Healey FBA, Prof. Alex Samely, Alan Williams and others. He was author of a number of standard works on modern Hebrew literature including Isaac Lamdan: A Study in Twentieth Century Hebrew Poetry (1971), Escape into Siege: A Survey of Israeli Literature Today (1974), Jewish Writing and Identity in the Twentieth Century  (1982), 1948 and After: Aspects of Israeli Fiction (1984), On the Poetry of Uri Zvi Greenberg (in Hebrew, 1987), Else Lasker-Schüler: A Study in German Jewish Literature (1991), Beyond Sequence: Current Israeli Fiction and its Context (1992), A Home Within: Varieties of Jewish Expression in Modern Fiction (1996), Public Crisis and Literary Response: The Adjustment of Modern Jewish Literature (2001), and Israel, the Vision of A State and Its Literature (2006).

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Sad news to hear of the death of Leon Yudkin. I studied Hebrew with him while I was doing my MA in the Middle Eastern department. He was certainly a character, he always reminded me of one of the chavarim on kibbutz. He will be missed.

December 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commentervirginia kuijt

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