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One Hundred Nights in Old Jaffa

Menashe Levin’s major work is a kind of narrated film script set in Jaffa and New York and even briefly on the moon. Its cast of dozens includes an Arab goldfish vendor, a Macedonian belly dancer, a bewitched donkey, Professor X, Don Quixote, the Devil, the Devil’s wife, Josephine Baker and the hero Musta. Each chapter is a story that begins in a different Jaffa alley (hence the title), and is a celebration of everything that is exotic in the town. Linked by the characters, the various narratives are a parody of literature itself.

Title One Hundred Nights in Old Jaffa
Writer's Last Name Levin
Writer's First Name Menashe
Genre Fiction
Publisher (Hebrew) Hakibbutz Hameuchad
No. Pages 192pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Meah Leilot Be-Yaffo
  • “ Menashe Levin was a unique figure on the Hebrew literary scene. An often brilliant writer whose...body of fiction has yet to be properly assessed.”

    Critic Hillel Halkin
  • “ This superb futuristic mesh turns parody into an end of its own...Levin blurs the border between entertainment and reality...and creates cinema. ”