Yitzhaq Shami: Hebron Stories

Yitzhaq Shami: Hebron Stories



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780911437942
Publisher: Labyrinthos
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Series: Henry J. Leir Library of Sephardica
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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Arnold J. Band

Looking back at a story like The Vengeance of the Fathers that portrays the Arabs of Palestine, one cannot escape the ironic conclusion that Shami may be one of the most significant Palestinian writers of this century.

Anton Shammas

Shami brought into the scene of modern Hebrew literature, some seventy years ago, a local, Palestinian validity that hasn’t been matched, or challenged, since. Vengeance of the Fathers is the only novel in modern Hebrew literature whose characters, landscapes and narrative voice are all Palestinian.

A.B. Yehoshua

The wonderful stories of Yitzhaq Shami occupy a very special place within the complex relationships, both tragic and human, between Jews and Arabs who live and struggle for ownership and control of a common homeland. He knew how to penetrate, with deep empathy and a sharp keen eye, into the soul of the Arabs and record their stories without fake romanticism. This is a unique collection of stories in the history of Hebrew literature.

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