'What would a writer be without a libido?’
As Yitzhak Laor’s 1994 watershed novel is reissued, the enfant terrible of Israeli letters talks about his life and career, and about the significance for Israeli society - and for him - of the sexual harassment accusations unsuccessfully directed at him several years ago.
Yitzhak Laor’s novel “The People, Food Fit for a King” first appeared 20 years ago. The critics went wild, writing that it was a giant of a book; that, like a Tolstoy novel, it was a kind of little empire; that it was a rich work that stood out far and above the sea of minimalism, the most important book that had been published in Israel in years, a hot, bitter and exciting book. The novel won the...
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