Remembering a Writer Who Should Have Been Forgotten

A new PR offensive transformed Pinhas Sadeh - an elderly, bothersome and unglamorous writer - into an object of prestige.

There are few Hebrew-language writers who are not forgotten after their death. (Indeed, some are forgotten during their lifetime.) Some are unjustifiably forgotten, which is definitely not fair. Most are rightly consigned to oblivion, however unpleasant it is to acknowledge this. That’s life: For a time, the work of the rightfully later-to-be-forgotten writers made an impression, for...