Professor Moshe Ron (b. Tel Aviv, 1945), B.A. in Romance Languages and English Literature from Hebrew University (1968), Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University (1975, dissertation directed by Paul de Man). Resarched and wrote on various aspects of narrative theory, on portrait stories and the uncanny as well as on contemporary American and Hebrew fiction. Retired in 2007. Has worked concurrently and subsequently as literary editor and translator.
Selected publications in English:
(With Michal Peled Ginsburg) Shattered Vessals: Memory,Identity & Creation in the Work of David Shahar, S.U.N.Y. Press (2004).
"Free Indirect Discourse, Mimetic Language Games and the Subject of Fiction,"
Poetics Today 2 (1981), 17-40.
"The Art of the Portrait According to James," Yale FrenchvStudies 69 (1985), 222-237.
"The Restricted Abyss: Nine Problems in the Theory of Mise en Abyme," Poetics Today 8 (1987), 417-438.
(With Brian McHale) "On Not-Knowing How to Read Barthelme's 'The Indian Uprising'," Review of Contemporary Fiction (special issue on Donald Barthelme and Toby Olsen, 1991), 50-68.
Selected translations from English, French and Spanish into Hebrew:
Raymond Carver, Cathedral (Jerusalem: Keter, 1987).
Grace Paley, The Little Disturbances of Man (Tel-Aviv: Am Oved, 1991).
Paul Auster, The Invention of Solitude (Bnei Brak: Hakibutz Hameuchad, 1995)
Jamaica Kincaid, Annie John & Lucy, (Bnei Brak: Hakibutz Hameuchad, 2000).
Michael Chabon, The Yiddish Policemen's Union (Tel Aviv: Am Oved, 2007).
Moshe Ron Ed., Classic American Short Fiction (Tel Aviv, Am Oved, 2012).
Matthias Enard, Zone (Tel Aviv: Xargol, 2013)
Jacques Derrida, De la Grammatologie (Tel Aviv: Resling, 2015).
Roberto Bolaño, Los detectives salvajes (Tel Aviv: Am Oved, 2011, in collaboration with Adam Blumenthal).
Benito Pérez Galdós, Doña Perfecta (Tel Aviv: Am Oved, 2013).
Moshe Ron Ed., Uncanny Portraits. (Bnei Brak: Hakibutz Hameuchad, 1999).