Where Are the Hebrew War Novels?

Despite the paucity of such works, Nitza Ben-Dov addresses an essential and complicated issue in her latest book: the constant, excruciating presence of war in the lives of the Israeli people, as expressed through outstanding literary works.

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“Hayyei Milhama” (“War Lives: On the Army, Revenge, Grief and the Consciousness of War in Israeli Fiction”), by Nitza Ben-Dov, Schocken (Hebrew), 396 pages, 99 shekels