Khirbet Khizeh: A Novel by Yaacob Dweck, S. Yizhar, Nicholas de Lange

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.

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Also the popular superstition of ‘jinxing’ something by praising it excessively. 75 In the later sixth century, Homer was being recited in Athens at the Panathenaea. g. Herington (1985), Scullion (2002). 76 Lines 20, 121, 217, 255, 349, 674, 998–1000, 1249. Schenker (1999), 649–57 adopts a similar position to us on these passages. Introduction li material for prophecy. 77 More generally, in the popular Greek form of divination by κληδ νε a chance remark could be interpreted as an omen, whether intended as such or not.

69 The roles of Clytemnestra, Agamemnon, and Cassandra (who has to sing) must have been played by different actors, since all are onstage simultaneously. 70 Aeschylus also employed κωφα` πρ σωπα, mute extras, for the attendants who bring on Agamemnon’s and Cassandra’s wagons, the handmaidens who carry out the crimson garments, and Aegisthus’ bodyguards. g. Sommerstein) believe that a few silent attendants entered with actors as a matter of course, even if they have no dramatic function. 3. Spectacle Rich costumes and imposing masks and wigs would have made their own impact, but Agamemnon contains several special moments of visual spectacle.

Agamemnon certainly is not entirely guiltless, though he had no hand in Atreus’ crime. 53 As well as inherited liability, pursued by human agents and the divine powers (such as Erinyes) who guarantee curses, the residents of the palace inherit the malign influence of nameless gods who haunt it. The ‘agency’ of the house is already hinted at by the Watchman at 37–8, but again the theme only comes to the fore during Cassandra’s prophecies. She speaks at 1117 of a ‘spirit of insatiable discord for the family’ (which the Chorus interprets as an Erinys), and at 1186–93 of a ‘revelling band of kindred Erinyes’ which abides in the palace, commemorating the πρ ταρχο ατη that was the adultery between Thyestes and Aerope.

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