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Preliminaries By S. Yizhar,

  • Title: Preliminaries
  • Author: S. Yizhar
  • ISBN: 9781592641901
  • Page: 436
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Strongly autobiographic, Preliminaries progresses frame by frame, showing a boy growing up in a Jewish farming community in Palestine and in the young city of Tel Aviv between the years 1917 and 1930 The boy s sensual experience, his most primary, embryonic grasp of the world, coalesces with the adult consciousness looking back, a kind of late return to the innermost partStrongly autobiographic, Preliminaries progresses frame by frame, showing a boy growing up in a Jewish farming community in Palestine and in the young city of Tel Aviv between the years 1917 and 1930 The boy s sensual experience, his most primary, embryonic grasp of the world, coalesces with the adult consciousness looking back, a kind of late return to the innermost part of the child His growing up is linked to the story of the land of Israel in the early days of Jewish agricultural settlement the longing to create a new Jew, the harsh existence of the struggling community, the early clashes between Jews and Arabs Yizhar s pictures are rich in sensual power, laden with scents and colors But the real subject of Preliminaries is a child s discovery, in confusion, wonder and terror, of the concrete world around him In resurrecting his childhood in the land of Israel, Yizhar is carrying out a gentle stocktaking of the renewed Jewish society.p
    Preliminaries Strongly autobiographic Preliminaries progresses frame by frame showing a boy growing up in a Jewish farming community in Palestine and in the young city of Tel Aviv between the years and

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    1. My Library Journal review This first volume of Yizhar s semiautobiographical novel was published in Hebrew in the 1990s after years of silence from this late Israeli writer, best known for his work in the 1940s and 1950s Written in a stream of consciousness style with an intense sense of location, Yizhar s novel follows a young artist from infancy in the Negev through childhood in Jaffa and Tel Aviv to adolescence in an agricultural settlement Mirroring the perspective of a child, the novel s fi [...]

    2. To read this book.London Review Yizhar s finest work is this autobiographical novel, completed in 1991 when he was 75.ries of an excruciatingly thin, socially margina lonely and troubled child, set bewteen 1918 and 1928 Yizhar was born in Israel, the child of settlers.

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