Mediocricy rules in Israeli literature - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Shlomo from Tel-Aviv
    • 07.05.06 | 20:42 (IDT)

    A.B. Yehoshua is a mediocre writer and it comes out not very smart person, too. It's a pity, that Hebrew literature is in such situation today. All really great prosaists belong to the past generations, such as B. Tammuz, A.Meged and, of course, Sh.Y.Agnon. Fools like A.B. Yehoshua, with their "Israeli not Jewish" snobism would say that Shlomo ibn Gebirol or Yehuda ha-Levi are not as important for them, as, let's say, Mahmoud Darwish (I don't want to diminish Mahmoud Darwish, who is a very good poet). This is funny, how he on one side declares "he has no brothers" and at the same time blames American Jews for failing to save their brothers in Europe. And what about Ethiopian, Russian, Argentinian, French and other Jews, are they mr. Yehoshua's brothers or not? And if something terrible happens tomorrow, say, in Belarus, would mr.Yehoshua also claim, that he is no brother to these Jews in distress? Or will he blame American Jews for failing to help them?

    from the article: Alienated Jews
    First published 00:00 07.05.06 | Last updated 00:00 07.05.06
Haaretz Headlines
Banner calling on Obama to free Jonathan Pollard

Obama won't alter terms of Pollard's parole

Pollard will have to remain in the U.S. for five years after his release in November.

Security forces and settlers outside the Dreinoff buildings in the Beit El settlement

Ya'alon is passionate about catering to the settlers

The case of the Dreinoff buildings in Beit El is yet another example of how the defense minister goes out of his way to appease the settlers, only to be surprised when they go behind his back.

La rivière HaYarkon

Water Authority: Teva factory behind severe pollution

Exclusive: High levels of residue from diabetes, epilepsy and depression medicines found in Tel Aviv-area waterway.

Stanley Beach, Alexandria (circa 1950).

When Jews lived the high life in an Egyptian paradise

Disgruntled servants and their masters, romance and seduction, anti-Semitism and opulence – all infuse Yitzhak Gormezano Goren’s novel about Sephardi Jews in 1950s Alexandria.