Honoring Kaniuk, a disappointed Zionist
Yoram Kaniuk painted a picture of a nation that was born messily and of a Zionism that is confused, improvised, groping.
Yoram Kaniuk liked things messy - in two ways. Not only until his dying day did he have quite a skill for raising Cain, but he was messy in his artistic work. That is not to say that his work was careless. It was not; it was precise and honed on sandpaper, but since its early days it could break frameworks, patterns and formats. Not surprisingly, this balaganist (trouble maker) was a courageous man. You need to...
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