By Yaacob Dweck, S. Yizhar, Nicholas de Lange
"Exhilarating . . . How frequently are you able to say a few harrowing, unquiet ebook that it makes you strive against together with your soul?" —Neel Mukherjee, the days (London)
It’s 1948 and the Arab villagers of Khirbet Khizeh are approximately to be violently expelled from their houses. a tender Israeli soldier who's on responsibility that day unearths himself combating on fronts: with the villagers and, eventually, together with his personal conscience.
Published simply months after the founding of the kingdom of Israel and the tip of the 1948 warfare, the novella Khirbet Khizeh used to be an instantaneous sensation whilst it first seemed. on account that then, the ebook has endured to problem and disturb, even discovering its approach onto the college curriculum in Israel. many of the debates it has triggered could themselves make Khirbet Khizeh worthy interpreting, however the novella is way greater than an important ancient record: it's also an exceptional murals. Yizhar’s haunting, lyrical kind and charged view of the panorama are in lots of methods as startling as his wrenchingly sincere view of recent Israel’s primal scene.
Considered a contemporary Hebrew masterpiece, Khirbet Khizeh is a rare and heartbreaking ebook that's destined to be a vintage of worldwide literature.