The Israeli Defence Forces’ Representation in Israeli Cinema: Did David Betray His Soldiers? now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Israeli Defence Forces’ Representation in Israeli Cinema: Did David Betray His Soldiers?, by Fiammetta Martegani.
Of all the Biblical heroes, the character of King David is perhaps the most paradoxical and also the most difficult to grasp. He is the Biblical Man for all seasons: a warrior, a lover, a poet, a killer and a restorer. This elaborate and fascinating archetypal hero influenced and inspired the representation of the Israeli soldier in Israeli media, art and cinema, from the establishment of the State of Israel until the present day.
This book investigates whether Israeli art and film now place a focus on soldiers not as fighters, but as victims and the relationship between David as an adult and the State of Israel half a century after its establishment.
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About the Author
Fiammetta Martegani completed her PhD in Anthropology of the Contemporary with a thesis on the representation of the Israeli soldier in Israeli Art and Cinema. She is currently conducting postdoctoral research in Cinema and Comparative Literature at Tel Aviv University, Israel, working on the adaptation of Italian Literature about the Shoah.