Close Encounters with Twenty Israeli Writers

Close Encounters with Twenty Israeli Writers

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by Eilat Negev
     
 

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Close Encounters is a unique collection of twenty profiles of prominent Israeli writers, including Agnon, Yehuda Amichai, Aaron Appelfeld, Amos Oz, A. B. Yehoshua, David Grossman, Meir Shalev, Orly Castel-Bloom and Dorit Rabinyan. It is a first of its kind; each profile is based upon interviews and research, and provides intimate background to each writer and their…  See more details below

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Close Encounters is a unique collection of twenty profiles of prominent Israeli writers, including Agnon, Yehuda Amichai, Aaron Appelfeld, Amos Oz, A. B. Yehoshua, David Grossman, Meir Shalev, Orly Castel-Bloom and Dorit Rabinyan. It is a first of its kind; each profile is based upon interviews and research, and provides intimate background to each writer and their work. Together, the twenty Close Encounters create a panorama of the Israeli experience - Diaspora, Holocaust, immigration, gender, the tension between religious and secular, Sephardi and Ashkenazi, Jews and Arabs.

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ISBN-13:
9780853034858
Publisher:
Vallentine Mitchell Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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Close Encounters with Twenty Israeli Writers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read many of these interviews as they originally appeared in the Hebrew language newspaper Yediot Achronot. I was fascinated by them as I have long had a great interest in the relation between the writer and his work. Negev it seems to me is a good journalist, thorough and fair, and without any particular ax to grind. Reading this book will without doubt enrich the reader's knowledge of a small people's considerable contribution to the writing of the world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the powerful world of communications that dominates our life, a writer is obliged to lift the veil from his work and his personal process of creation. Eilat Negev, with her good taste, her literary and artistic comprehension, and- most of all- her cultural and moral restraint- set a high standard for her colleagues, her interviewees and for her readers, and Close Encounters is a vivid proof of that.