Facing the Fires / Edition 1

Facing the Fires / Edition 1

by Bernard Horn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815604939

ISBN-13: 9780815604938

Pub. Date: 09/01/1997

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

In Facing the Fires, Bernard Horn introduces A. B. Yehoshua, Israel's greatest living novelist, to an English-speaking audience. Yehoshua's achievement has been recognized throughout the world, and he has been awarded literary prizes in both Israel and the United States. A lively, controversial, and prophetic voice in his homeland, Yehoshua rigorously tests his…  See more details below

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In Facing the Fires, Bernard Horn introduces A. B. Yehoshua, Israel's greatest living novelist, to an English-speaking audience. Yehoshua's achievement has been recognized throughout the world, and he has been awarded literary prizes in both Israel and the United States. A lively, controversial, and prophetic voice in his homeland, Yehoshua rigorously tests his community's deepest pieties: religion, Zionism, the agony of the Holocaust. A Jew who does not believe in God, he is a committed Zionist and member of the "peace camp" in Israel that welcomed the Palestinian uprising of 1987. In the tradition of the Paris Review interviews, Horn's conversations with Yehoshua reveal the intricate play of literary, psychological, mythological, and political motifs in the novelist's work. Stimulated by a warm friendship between the two scholars, the intellectual energy of Facing the Fires offers readers a pleasure they might expect only from fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815604938
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Series:
Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music and Art Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.42(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Author's Note
Prologue: The Novelist as Citizen1
1The Novelist as Psychotherapist7
2The Beginnings of a Literary Career33
3William Faulkner in Haifa51
4"Normal" Novels for a "Normal" Time66
5Approaching the End of the Millennium103
Epilogue: Yehoshua Criticism in English169
App. A: Chronology181
App. BWorks by A. B. Yehoshua185
Glossary187
References189
Index193

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