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The Ultimate

Yitzhak Oren
Prone to metaphysical and scientific speculation, the author often sits on a high peak from which humanity seems like a nest of ants. In the story "Crime and Punishment," Yoel Carmi wins a fortune, then discovers that he might not live another week. In "The Shatterer," the protagonist is appointed Commissioner of the office for the Demolition of Myths. By day, myth after myth is destroyed. But he rescues from the rubble whatever appeals to him and at night secretly constructs a new mythology of his own.



He is an arch-joker, who controls the strings and makes the puppets dance on the frustrating...stage of the universe.
Critic Avraham Huss


Selected stories available in English translation (for publishers only)


OrenYitzhak Selected Stories
Title The Ultimate
Author’s Last Name Oren
Author's First Name Yitzhak
Genre stories & essays
Publisher (Hebrew) Keter
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1987
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Me-Ahel Ad Kale
Representation Represented by ITHL

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