In a suite of passionate, glowing essays, one among Australia's best literary critics offers a clean and intriguing ode to Jewish fiction. Rescuing a few fantastic texts from the dustbin of oblivion or from culture's short-memory, Abramovich, writing with affection and authority, bargains gem stones of severe appreciation and in-depth dialogue of masterpieces and iconic authors resembling Nobel Prize Winner S.Y. Agnon, Israel's so much celebrated residing writer Amos ounces, the mesmerising Paul Celan, the incomparable David Grossman, the intense Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, the Israeli "Agatha Christie", and the early pioneers of Hebrew letters.
Sharing his lifetime pleasure of interpreting and engagement with the written notice, and showcasing his scholarly erudition, Abramovich easily muses at the nature of writing, and takes readers on an highbrow and philosophical trip via grand thematic landscapes comparable to reminiscence, the Holocaust, id, man's dating with God, mind's eye, relatives, marriage, demise and agony. a party and a tribute to outdated favourites, this pleasant quantity of reflections and meditations is certain to ignite a fireplace in discerning readers' minds, and encourage them to return to these classics with a renewed experience of pleasure. guaranteed to develop into a worthwhile and enjoyable consultant for a person who loves Israeli and Jewish fiction, this paintings will supply idea and cause aplenty to show off the pc or television and begin interpreting again.
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