In A Couple, Megged offers us a new kind of confessional literature in which prose, poetry and life unite to explore the ups and downs of married life. He observes the beauty of his loved one and that of a street in Jerusalem; he listens to the sound of the flowing spring, to the voices of lovers bathing in it and to their words. Yet alongside hours of grace and tenderness, the book also depicts bitter emotional upheavals that arise from jealousy, suspicion and neediness. Megged treads between words, sights, smells and concepts in his journey towards one moment, one elusive desire. Through the author`s insight and unsettling purity, his courageous contemplation goes far beyond the specific story of the couple he portrays.
Eyal Megged is married to acclaimed author Zeruya Shalev.
Eyal Megged... is a member of the aristocracy of Hebrew literature... His book is like a world war.
A Couple could be viewed as a sort of modern Song of Songs, a book that will be quoted in love epigrams forever.
It is hard to express how fascinating and poetic this book is.
Zman Tel Aviv
English translation available (for publishers only)