Many new writers and new developments typify
Israeli prose fiction in the 1980s. This book deals mainly with established
writers who made way for a younger, present-day generation, and presents a
close examination of their works, which focus on the problematics
of individual versus collective norms. An introduction presents the
position of these writers between the generation of the sixties and the
Writers and texts discussed are: Y. Shabtai, Past Continuous, Y. Kenaz,
A Musical Moment and Heart Murmur; A.B.
Yehoshua, Mr. Mani;
D. Grossman, The Book of Intimate Grammar; Y. Hoffmann, The Book
of Joseph and Bernhard.
1998, 408 pp., cat. # 10477
Dr. Hanna Herzig
is a member of the Department of Literature, Language and the Arts at the
Open University of Israel.