Discipline: Humanities

Topic: Literature


Motion Fiction: Israeli Fiction in Film

Nurith Gertz


This book deals with films adapted from six literary works written by central modern Israeli writers: He Walked Through the Fields by Moshe Shamir, Three Days and a Child by A.B. Yehoshua, My Michael by Amos Oz, Atalia by Yitzhak Ben Ner, The Smile of the Lamb by David Grossman and The Lover by A.B. Yehoshua. The comparison between the books and the films sheds light on the specific features of the two media, on the different histories of both literature and cinema in Israel and on the thematics and poetics of the six books and films.


1993, 388 pp., cat. # 10421



Professor Nurith Gertz, of the Department of Literature, Language and the Arts at the Open University of Israel, is an expert on Israeli cinema and literature. She is the author of Myths in Israeli Culture: Captives of a Dream (Vallentine Mitchell, 2000).

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