Yoram Kaniuk was an Israeli writer, painter, journalist, and theater critic. Contents . 1 Biography At the age of 17, Kaniuk joined the Palmach. In , during the War of Independence, he was shot in the legs by an Englishman in a keffiyeh. Sixty years after fighting in Israel’s War of Independence, Yoram Kaniuk tries to remember what exactly did—and did not—happen in his time as a teenage. Buy by Yoram Kaniuk, Laurence Sendrowicz (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — by Yoram Kaniuk. Kaniuo years after fighting in Israel’s War of Independence, Yoram Kaniuk tries to remember what exactly did—and did not—happen in his time as a teenage soldier in the Palmach.
The result is a touchingly poignant and hauntingly beautiful memoir that the author himself considers a work of fiction, for what is memory but one’s own story about the past? Eschewing self-righte Sixty years after fighting in Israel’s War of Independence, Yoram Kaniuk tries to remember what exactly did—and did not—happen in his time as a teenage soldier in the Palmach. Eschewing self-righteousness in favor of self-criticism, Kaniuk’s book, winner of the Sapir Prize for Literature, is the tale of a younger man told 11948 his older, wiser self—the self who realizes that wars are pointless, and that he and his friends, young men from good homes forming an offbeat band of brothers, were senseless to see glory in the prospect yorzm dying young.
But it is also a painful, kaniku, and tragically relevant homage to the importance of bearing witness to the follies of the past, even—or especially—when they are one’s own.
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I barely remember this, which is only partially a function of moving distractions. It was hard to get through, as there kanluk no narrative arc. It felt like a stream of rambling about the author’s experience fighting in the Independence War, and kaniuj current bitterness and cynicism about the whole thing.
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I don’t know if I would have enjoyed it in English, but in Hebrew it was torture. View all 13 comments. Biblibio rated it did not like it Jan 02, Gaya rated it did not like it Apr 14, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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