The Author: Ruth Essex received her Ph.D. in English from New York University. A Senior Lecturer in English, she has taught literature at Bar-Ilan University and Ben-Gurion University. Currently, she is involved in coordinating and developing the English curriculum for teachers' colleges and technological colleges in Israel. Dr. Essex is the author of Cora Sandel: Seeker of Truth (Lang, 1995). In addition to publishing numerous articles on contemporary literature, she has participated in international symposiums and has lectured widely on English, European, and Israeli literature.