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By Yoram Kaniuk

ISBN-10: 1590176480

ISBN-13: 9781590176481

Sixty years after combating in Israel's warfare of Independence, Yoram Kaniuk attempts to recollect what precisely did--and did not--happen in his time as a teenage soldier within the Palmach. the result's a touchingly poignant and hauntingly attractive memoir that the writer himself considers a piece of fiction, for what's reminiscence yet one's personal tale concerning the past?

Eschewing self-righteousness in desire of self-criticism, Kaniuk's publication, winner of the 2010 Sapir Prize for Literature, is the story of a more youthful guy instructed by means of his older, wiser self--the self who realizes that wars are unnecessary, and that he and his acquaintances, younger males from solid houses forming an offbeat band of brothers, have been mindless to determine glory within the prospect of death younger. however it can be a painful, stunning, and tragically correct homage to the significance of bearing witness to the follies of the prior, even--or especially--when they're one's own.

Translated from the Hebrew by means of Anthony Berris.

Yoram Kaniuk, one in every of Israel's top writers, was once born in Tel Aviv in 1930. After being wounded in Israel's 1948 conflict of Independence, he moved to manhattan for 10 years. A novelist, painter, and journalist, Kaniuk has released novels, memoirs, brief tales, nonfiction, and books for kids and teenagers. Named an Officer in France's Order of Arts and Letters in 2012, Kaniuk can also be the recipient of the Méditerranée Étranger (2000), the Newman Prize (2006), the Kugel Prize for Lifetime fulfillment (2008), the France-Israel beginning Award (2010), and the Sapir Prize (2010). In 2011, he obtained an Honorary Doctorate from Tel Aviv collage. Kaniuk's books were released in 20 languages.

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