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Truly eye-opening, KATSCHEN & THE BOOK OF JOSEPH makes an amazing American debut for Israeli writer Yoel Hoffmann. THE BOOK OF JOSEPH tells the tragic story of a widowed Jewish tailor and his son in 1930's Berlin; KATSCHEN gives an astounding child's-eye-view of a boy orphaned in Palestine. These two intensely moving novellas display the poetry of Hoffmann's language, which one reviewer has called "utterly enchanting . . . like nothing else".

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Katschen & The Book of Joseph makes an American debut for Israeli writer Yoel Hoffmann. Intensely moving, the two novellas display the entirely original poetry and hypnotic verve of Hoffmann's atomized language. "The Book of Joseph" tells the tragic story of a widowed Jewish tailor and his son in 1930s Berlin. "Katschen" gives an astounding child's-eye view of a boy orphaned in Palestine.

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ISBN:
9780811213738
Translator:
Levenston, Eddie
Translator:
Treister, Alan
Translator:
Treister, Alan
Author:
Hoffmann, Yoel
Author:
Levenston, Eddie
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Israeli fiction
Subject:
Palestine Fiction.
Subject:
Orphans -- Palestine -- Fiction.
Subject:
Jewish fiction.
Subject:
Orphans -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
162
Dimensions:
8.34x5.70x.77 in. .71 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Katschen & The Book of Joseph makes an American debut for Israeli writer Yoel Hoffmann. Intensely moving, the two novellas display the entirely original poetry and hypnotic verve of Hoffmann's atomized language. "The Book of Joseph" tells the tragic story of a widowed Jewish tailor and his son in 1930s Berlin. "Katschen" gives an astounding child's-eye view of a boy orphaned in Palestine.
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