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    DescriptionThis 1949 novella about the violent expulsion of Palestinian villagers by the Israeli army has long been considered a modern Hebrew masterpiece, and it has also given rise to fierce controversy over the years. Published just months after the end of the 1948 war, Khirbet Khizeh (the "kh" pronounced like the "ch" in "Bach") was an immediate sensation when it first appeared. Thousands of Israeli Jews rushed to read it, the critics began to argue about it, and a Palestinian journalist in Nablus described it as a sign that the Israeli army had a conscience and that peace was possible.Since then, the book has continued to challenge and disturb. The various debates it has prompted would themselves make Khirbet Khizeh worth reading, but the novella is much more than a vital historical document: it is also a great work of art. Yizhar's haunting, lyrical style and charged registration of the landscape are in many ways as startling as his wrenchingly honest view of one of Israel's defining moments. Despite its international reputation, the book has never before been translated into English. Nicholas de Lange and Yaacob Dweck's expert rendering captures with grace Yizhar's elusive prose, while David Shulman's afterword makes the book's contemporary relevance powerfully clear. Khirbet Khizeh is an absolute must for anyone interested in Middle Eastern literature and history.


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    Title
    Khirbet Khizeh
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) S. Yizhar
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 110
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 171 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 198 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789659012596
    ISBN 10: 9659012594
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC E4L: CLA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 48
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07, 56
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    LC classification: PJ5053.Y55 S54513 2008
    Thema V1.0: FB
    Publisher
    Small Pr Distribution
    Imprint name
    Ibis Press
    Publication date
    21 April 2008