S. Yizhar. Midnight Convoy and Other Stories [different selections]
This selection of short fiction represents Yizhar's finest work, and is considered by many to be the most faithful literary expression of a generation caught in the crossfire between its historic aspirations and the contingencies of life. As in many of Yizhar’s works, the narrative builds on the impact of events on the inner state of the characters, torn between personal beliefs and the imperatives of the collective. With his inspired prose, Yizhar offers a vision of a tormented period in order to reconnect to his earlier ideals.
These stories and novellas, taken from various collections, include “Ephraim Goes Back to Alfalfa” (1938); “Midnight Convoy;” “Habakuk;” “The Runaway” and “Harlamov.”
There is some of Yizhar in every writer who has come after him. Amos Oz
Yizhar is undoubtedly the greatest Israeli writer of his generation...It is his own moral rectitude and conscience that prompt Yizhar to spotlight individual responsibility in the polity of common fate.
Le Monde diplomatique
An extraordinary writer, outstanding style....critical and delves into the depths of history.
|Title|| ||Midnight Convoy and Other Stories [different selections]|
|Author’s Last Name|| ||Yizhar|
|Author's First Name|| ||S.|
|Language(s)|| ||English, German, French, Italian|
|Genre|| ||stories & novellas|
|Publisher (Hebrew)|| ||See English, French, German and Italian editions|
|Year of Publication (Hebrew)|| ||1969, 1967, 2000, 2007, 2013|
|Book title - Hebrew (phonetic)|| ||Shayara Shel Chatzot Ve-Sipurim Acherim|
|Representation|| ||Represented by ITHL|
English: Jerusalem, Israel Universities Press, 1969; New York/London, The Toby Press, 2007
German: Frankfurt, Suhrkamp, 1997
French: Arles, Actes Sud, 2000
Italian: Rome, Elliott, 2013