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Benjamin Harshav

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780520079588

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520079588.001.0001

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Flashback: Collapse and Victory of the Enlightenment

Flashback: Collapse and Victory of the Enlightenment

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(p.57) Twelve Flashback: Collapse and Victory of the Enlightenment
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Language in Time of Revolution
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Benjamin Harshav

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0012

This chapter discusses the slogan of aestheticization referred not only to external appearance but also to the appreciation of beauty, love, nature, art, literature, and beautiful forms within literature. The ideal of self-realization was common to all directions and trends. Personal self-realization had roots in traditional Jewish society. Two social ideals in popular semiotics were study and trade: the Yiddish proverb combines them in a rhyme in the chapter. In both, the individual's personal talent, activity, and initiative are what determine success. Jews almost never worked in large collectives, in fields or factories. It is the individual merchant or peddler who connected the Jewish and the general economy or two areas of the marketplace—between village, town, and overseas. Certainly, achievements in learning were fully dependent on the individual's talents and success.

Keywords:   aestheticization, beauty, love, nature, art, literature, self-realization, semiotics, Jews, talent

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