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Publisher Comments:

In kaleidoscopic fragments, Hoffmann refracts Jewish popular lore and folk wisdom through a postmodernist prism, brightening his prose with snatches of verse, songs, diary excerpts, letters, ominous dreams, lush erotic passages and Yiddish sayings. "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 the new state of Israel. The novellas radiate the original poetry of Hoffmann's atomized hypnotic language, which Rosmarie Waldrop has called "utterly enchanting—it's like nothing else."

Synopsis:

"These two quietly stunning novellas mark the American debut of a writer of international importance."—Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Yoel Hoffmann was born in Brasow, Romania in 1937. He is presently a citizen of Israel, and is Professor of Eastern Philosophy at the U. of Haifa. He has had a lifelong scholarly engagement with Hebrew literature, Western philosophy, and Japanese Buddhism. His is the winner of the first Koret Jewish Book Award. His books include The Heart is Katmandu, Bernhardt, The Christ of Fish, and Katschen & The Book of Joseph.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811214056
Translator:
Kriss, David
Translator:
Levenston, Eddie
Translator:
Kriss, David
Author:
Levenston, Edward A.
Author:
Hoffmann, Yoel
Author:
Kriss, David
Author:
Levenston, Eddie
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Israeli fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Series:
New Directions Paperbook
Publication Date:
May 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
162
Dimensions:
8 x 5.4 x 0.5 in 0.42 lb

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