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The Eternal Invalid and the Beloved

Hanoch Levin
In The Eternal Invalid and the Beloved, Levin's typically nihilistic world view is mitigated by the exuberance of his language. In side-splitting funny prose, the title story tells of the miserable love affair of a young man who has refused to admit for years that his beloved is completely indifferent to him.





Levin's completely ordinary stories stretch to the grotesque, making us laugh out loud. At the same time, they secretly drive their philosophic barbed hook into our brain.
Lesen and Leute 

Hanoch Levin's characters entertain and move us... All are autistic creatures, caricatures of human egotism.
Critic Arieh Sachs

Levin is not only a writer of plays, songs, stories and poems; but is rather, first and foremost, an inventor of an entire, comprehensive world that comes to life in each of his works. The impact of this world is greater than the sum total of all his works.
Modern Hebrew Literature


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The Eternal Invalid and the Beloved
Title The Eternal Invalid and the Beloved
Author’s Last Name Levin
Author's First Name Hanoch
Language(s) German, French, Czech
Genre stories
Publisher (Hebrew) Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1986
No. Pages 207 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Ha-Choleh Ha-Nitzchi Ve-Ha-Ahuva
Representation Represented by ITHL

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