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Facing the Fires: Conversations With A.B. Yehoshua

Book Title

Facing the Fires: Conversations With A.B. Yehoshua

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Publication Date

12-1997

Series Title

Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art

Edition

1

Publisher

Syracuse University Press

Place of Publication

Syracuse, NY

Keywords

Israeli authors, Jewish authors, Jewish writers, Israeli writers, Author interviews

Subject

Authors, Israeli -- Interviews, Yehoshua, Abraham B. -- Interviews

Department

English

Disciplines

English Language and Literature

Description

In Facing the Fires, Bernard Horn introduces A. B. Yehoshua, Israel's greatest living novelist, to an English-speaking audience. Yehoshua's achievement has been recognized throughout the world, and he has been awarded literary prizes in both Israel and the United States. A lively, controversial, and prophetic voice in his homeland, Yehoshua rigorously tests his community's deepest pieties: religion, Zionism, the agony of the Holocaust. A Jew who does not believe in God, he is a committed Zionist and member of the "peace camp" in Israel that welcomed the Palestinian uprising of 1987. In the tradition of the Paris Review interviews, Horn's conversations with Yehoshua reveal the intricate play of literary, psychological, mythological, and political motifs in the novelist's work. Stimulated by a warm friendship between the two scholars, the intellectual energy of Facing the Fires offers readers a pleasure they might expect only from fiction.

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Cover art by FSU Faculty member Leslie Starobin.

ISBN

FBC112

Document Type

Article

Facing the Fires: Conversations With A.B. Yehoshua

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