Boaz Neumann's Land and Desire in Early Zionism has received the Azrieli Institute Award for Best Book in Israel Studies, 2012.
Human Engineering and Landscape Conceptualization in Hebrew Literature
A provocative reinterpretation of the development of Hebrew and Israeli literature. This volume offers a reassessment of Hebrew and Israeli literature against the backdrop of the history of Zionism and Israeli society and culture. Examining the works of Abraham Mapu (1853), Theodore Herzl (1902), Yosef Luidor (1912), Moshe Shamir (1948) and Amos Oz (1963), Schwartz explores the question of why Israelis are eternally dissatisfied with Israel, despite the objective success of the Zionist project.
Professor Yigal Schwartz is director of the Heksherim Research Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.