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Calling the Bats

Chana Bat Shahar
Bat-Shahar`s lyrical, gentle stories all revolve around women who have a strong sense of life passing them by. They live in sterile, middle class, religious homes that are frozen by prohibition, but they are exposed to beauty and sensuality that has no chance of fulfilment.
The world drawn by Bat-Shahar is ripe with eroticism. In most of the stories there is a hint of a strong, guilt-ridden oedipal connection between the women and their fathers, the father figure being an obstacle blocking the way to a full experience of sensuality.


Her language is totally free of flaws, the finest, most sophisticated sentences are shot with beauty that is sinister, oppressive and allusive.
Hedda Bosches

She explores the failure to love, and does this with brutal, elegant skill. With her polished sentences, she exposes the scars made by the fears and the silences of anyone who has loved.
Fabiana Hefetz


Selected stories available in English translation (for publishers only)



Bat Shahar Calling the Bats
Title Calling the Bats
Author’s Last Name Bat Shahar
Author's First Name Chana
Genre stories
Publisher (Hebrew) Keter
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1990
No. Pages 207 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Likro La-Atalefim
Representation Represented by ITHL

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