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The Mask Maker

Nurit Zarchi
In The Mask Maker, the realistic blends with the supernatural, and great liberties are taken with mythological and biblical stories. In one story the biblical Joseph is revealed to be a girl, disguised by Rachel so as not to disappoint Jacob. In another, a baby is raised in a Jerusalem monastery during the plague. Genders and masks are switched when women must disguise themselves to achieve self-realization.




The stories contain many descriptions brimming with freshness, precision, enlightenment, and poetic potency.
Yedioth Ahronoth


Zarchi The Mask Maker
Title The Mask Maker
Author’s Last Name Zarchi
Author's First Name Nurit
Genre stories
Publisher (Hebrew) Zmora-Bitan
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1993
No. Pages 122 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Oman Ha-Masechot
Representation Represented by ITHL

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