Khirbet Khizeh: A Novel

Khirbet Khizeh: A Novel


"Exhilarating . . . How frequently are you able to say a couple of harrowing, unquiet e-book that it makes you strive against along with your soul?" ―Neel Mukherjee, The Times (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 struggling with on fronts: with the villagers and, finally, together with his personal conscience.
released simply months after the founding of the country of Israel and the top of the 1948 conflict, the novella Khirbet Khizeh was once a right away sensation while it first seemed. considering that then, the booklet has persisted to problem and disturb, even discovering its means onto the varsity curriculum in Israel. a few of the debates it has caused might themselves make Khirbet Khizeh worthy interpreting, however the novella is way greater than a necessary old record: it's also an excellent murals. Yizhar's haunting, lyrical sort and charged view of the panorama are in lots of methods as startling as his wrenchingly sincere view of recent Israel's primal scene.
thought of a contemporary Hebrew masterpiece, Khirbet Khizeh is a rare and heartbreaking booklet that's destined to be a vintage of worldwide literature.

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