Toker, Leona 1950–

views updated

Toker, Leona 1950–

PERSONAL: Born August 14, 1950, in Vilnius, U.S. S.R. (now Lithuania); daughter of Aba (a professor of history) and Nedda (a professor of linguistics) Strazhas; married Gregory Zvi Toker (a physicist), 1972; children: Dana and Jonathan (twins). Ethnicity: "Jewish." Education: Vilnius University, M.A., 1973; Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ph.D., 1981. Politics: "Not a member of any party." Religion: Jewish.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of English, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91905, Israel. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Schoolteacher, 1974–78; Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, professor of English, 1978–.

MEMBER: Council for Higher Education, Council of Editors of Learned Journals.

AWARDS, HONORS: Alexander von Humboldt fellowship.

WRITINGS:

Nabokov: The Mystery of Literary Structures, Cornell University Press (Ithaca, NY), 1989.

Eloquent Reticence: Withholding Information in Fictional Narrative, University Press of Kentucky (Lexington, KY), 1993.

(Editor, with Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan and Shuli Barzilai) Rereading Texts, Rethinking Critical Presuppositions: Essays in Honour of H.M. Daleski, Peter Lang (New York, NY), 1997.

Return from the Archipelago: Narratives of Gulag Survivors, Indiana University Press (Bloomington, IN), 2000.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Journal of English and Germanic Philology, April, 1994, Jeremy Hawthorn, review of Eloquent Reticence: Withholding Information in Fictional Narrative, p. 269.

About this article

Toker, Leona 1950–

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article Share Article