Book review
Nitsa Ben-Ari. Suppression of the erotic in modern Hebrew literature
Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2006. xv + 423 pp. ISBN 0776606069 $CAD 55

Reviewed by Judy Wakabayashi
Kent, USA
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It is refreshing to see a book foregrounding works of popular culture—and the particularly marginal genre of erotica at that. Not all erotica is necessarily lowbrow, as some of the works discussed here illustrate, but the corpus studied by Nitsa Ben-Ari certainly extends Translation Studies in a hitherto largely unexplored direction. This broadening of the object of study beyond the usual focus on more canonical works is a welcome development.

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