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End

A healthy man is compelled to set out on journeys to the medical, urban,

professional and erotic regions that comprise his life. He gallops on

the horse of his anxieties, calculating when the End will come, delineating

the borders between memories of childhood, birth and parenting,

thoughts of divorce, bottles of liquor and lubricious descriptions of sex. At

the center of the book, there is a masculine consciousness very different

from that of the usual repertoire of Hebrew literature, one that aligns with

the heroes of modern world literature. In parallel with engagement with

the individual—the hero, the abundant, burgeoning descriptions create a

distinct geographical and urban space. All of this is accompaniment to the

process of taking leave, full of love but devoid of sentimentality, from his

mother who is living in a medical institution.

End is the first work of prose by Jacob Mishori, a painter of repute

and a teacher with a powerful presence on the Israeli artistic scene. Roving

recklessly between the tempting aspect of death and the alluring light of

life, this novel is a remarkable work of literature, audacious and outspoken,

a resolute dance between bourgeois cafes and gleaming pharmacies,

cacophonous streets and bustling inter-urban bus stations. The book

is unique and radical, from the language to the corporal and sensual

phenomenology that Mishori creates as if the words were paints on his

palette.

 

 

 

 

Title End
Author’s Last Name Mishori
Author's First Name Jacob
Language(s) Hebrew
Genre novel
Publisher (Hebrew) Tchelet
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2018
No. Pages 183
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Sof
Representation Represented by ITHL
 
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