Leonard B. Kaye Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature
(Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures)
318 Knox Hall
Professor Miron is a leading authority on Hebrew literature. His influential books (more than twenty, in both Hebrew and English) study most of the prominent Hebrew and Yiddish authors, fiction writers, and poets since the revival of Hebrew literature in the nineteenth century. As an editor-scholar, he is responsible for some of the most important literary collections to be published in Hebrew in the previous century, including collections of Bialik's poems and Gnessin's stories. His latest book, From the Worm a Butterfly Emerges , is a spell-binding examination of the life and work of young Nathan Alterman.