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Ants

Yitzhak Orpaz
A man and a woman on the brink of divorce discover that an invasion of ants is threatening to destroy their home. In an atmosphere of eroticism and ritual, suspense and destructiveness, the walls of the house collapse and with them the barriers between the couple. On the brink of ruin they discover happiness. What is the nature of this happiness? What is the force undermining the foundations of the house?



The book grips you from the first sentence, captures your imagination, propels you into unknown realms.
Journal-Culture

The perfection of this short novel shows that we are in the presence of a great writer, who excels in deepening the enigma of existence rather than in providing answers.
Quoi Lire

Orpaz's parable, Ants, is a fascinating work with the tantalizing specificity and peculiar logic of a dream.
Jerusalem Post


Orpaz Ants
Title Ants
Author’s Last Name Orpaz
Author's First Name Yitzhak
Language(s) English, French, Italian
Genre novella
Publisher (Hebrew) Am Oved
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1968
Publisher 2 (Hebrew) Hakibbutz Hameuchad
Year of Publication 2 (Hebrew) 1981
No. Pages 111 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Nemalim
Representation Represented by ITHL

Translations

French: Paris, Liana Levi, 1988; 2006
Italian: Viterbo, Stampa Alternativa, 1995; 2008

Ants & The Death of Lysanda [The Death of Lysanda: Two Novellas] 
English: Champaign, IL, Dalkey Archive, 2013

 
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