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Six Israeli Novellas (Verba Mundi)

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This is the most ambitious and representative anthology yet published of modern Hebrew novellas, a book that will provide any reader with a fine overview of the best fiction that small but vibrant country has to offer.<P>Included here are novellas by six of Israel's most important and honored contemporary writers. Aharon Appelfeld's "In the Isles of St. George" tells of a fugitive black marketeer hiding on a desolate Italian island, who finds his past, his Jewishness, and his very sense of identity resolved. In "Yani on the Mountain, " David Grossman explores the psychological impact of the 1973 Yom Kippur War on a young generation of Israelis living in a Mount Sinai army base in its final days before demolition. Ruth Almog's "Shrinking" lyrically portrays the loneliness and frustrations of a middle-aged heroine whose longing for human contact is thwarted by her stifling bond to her father.<P>Also included are Yaakov Shabtai's "Uncle Peretz Takes Flight, " a grotesque portrait of one man's cowardice, in the vein of Shalom Aleichem; Yehudit Hendel's "Small Change, " about the interaction between the paranoid experience of an Israeli woman abroad and a complex father-daughter relationship; and Benjamin Tammuz's "My Brother, " in which one brother's selfish conquests are contrasted to the other's passive, but ultimately more sinister, altruism.<P>In the words of editor Gershon Shaked, these novellas "show modern Israeli fiction at its richest and most diversified, with a character all its own."

Product Details

ISBN:
9781567920918
Editor:
Shaked, Gershon
Translator:
Bilu, Dalya
Translator:
Bilu, Dalya
Editor:
Shaked, Gershon
Author:
Shaked, Gershon
Author:
Weinberger-Rotman, Marganit
Publisher:
David R. Godine Publisher
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Short stories, Israeli -- Translations into English.
Subject:
Short stories, Israeli
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Verba Mundi (Hardcover)
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.60x6.28x1.10 in. 1.17 lbs.

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