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It’s All Greek to Me, He Said to Her

Savyon Liebrecht
Savyon Liebrecht's four collections of stories (see list on Author page) have made her what Haaretz called "a kind of signpost of modern Hebrew prose." Her writing depicts a broad panorama of contemporary Israeli society, and reveals the passionate and intense layer under seemingly ordinary lives.
Liebrecht's characters are often plagued by high-fidelity memory, and frequently conduct a running dialog with the past. When a story ends in reality, it lives on in memory. In some ways, love stories never have endings. These stories are touched by the uncanny, strange instances that can neither be explained nor dismissed. In describing these dramatic moments in her characters' lives, Liebrecht exposes their vulnerabilities and failings. Her descriptions probe wounded souls with delicacy and sensitivity.



Personal memories that make the reader's blood run cold are juxtaposed with innocent descriptions of playgrounds. 
La Stampa

Classical Hebrew short stories.
Die Zeit

While the stories are distinctively Israeli, they have universal elements that will find their parallels in many other cultures….Liebrecht’s prose is lyrical and has been translated in poetic language that transcends socio-cultural considerations. 
Jerusalem Post


Stories from this collection have been included in foreign editions of Apples in the Desert.

Liebrecht It's All Greek to Me, He Said to Her
Title It’s All Greek to Me, He Said to Her
Author’s Last Name Liebrecht
Author's First Name Savyon
Language(s) English, German, Italian, Chinese, Estonian, Polish
Genre stories
Publisher (Hebrew) Keter
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1992
No. Pages 153 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Sinit Ani Medaberet Eleicha
Representation Represented by ITHL

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