Ronit Lentin

Life
1944- ; b. Israel or Romanian parents; ed. Hebrew Univ., Jerusalem; came to Ireland, 1969; m. Louis Lentin; worked in television; writes in Hebrew and English; Stones of Claims, and Like A Blind Man, novellas published in Tel Aviv; plays broadcast in Israel; Tea with Mrs. Klein (1985), novella; Night Train with Mother (1989), first novel; with Geraldine Niland, Who is Minding the Children? (1980), and Conversations with Palestinian Women (1981), dialogues with activists; has also written two novels in Hebrew and radio plays; contrib. to Galway Women Studies Centre Review (UCG) [Seminars 1993-94] (1995), writing on feminist research methodologies.

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Works
Fiction, [As supra &] Songs on the Death of Children (Poolbeg 1996), 239pp.; ed., Gender and Catastrophe (1998).

Miscellaneous, Extract from Tea with Mrs. Klein printed in Triad, Modern Irish Fiction [with James Liddy and Tomás Ó Murchadha] (Dublin: Wolfhound 1986), pp.1-56

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Commentary
Review of Songs on the Death of Children, noticed in First Flush, Books Ireland (April 1996); Jewish woman journalist goes from Dublin to Israel to report on conflict and becomes involved with Mossad agent.

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References
Katie Donovan, A. N. Jeffares & Brendan Kennelly, eds., Ireland’s Women (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1994).

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Notes
Louis Lentin: ‘The attitude of the Irish towards incoming Jewish refugees during the 1930s and 1940s was the subject of a recent TV documentary by Jewish film-maker, Louis Lentin, entitled No More Blooms [Dec. 1997] shown towards the end of last year on RTE.’ (See Katie Donovan, ‘Young Irish Blooms’ [newsfeature], in The Irish Times, 7 Jan. 1998, with caption: ‘ A recent documentary by Louis Lentin and the Aosdana debate about Francis Stuart have put the spotlight back on Irish Jews. ...; &c. ’.)

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