A.B. Yehoshua Takes on the Iconography of Guilt and Atonement

Israeli filmmaker Yair Moses, the central figure in A.B. Yehoshua’s newly translated latest novel, arrives in Spain to receive an honor and a prize at the end of a long, successful career, and finds himself having to engage in some unexpected self-reflection

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The Retrospective,by A.B. Yehoshua (translated from the Hebrew, “Hesed Sfaradi,” by Stuart Schoffman). Halban Publishers, 382 pages, 10 (U.K.); Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26 (U.S.)