S. Yitzhar (Yizhar Smilansky, 1916–2006) is considered one of Israel’s most illustrious writers. Yizhar reasserted his position as one of the greatest living master of Hebrew prose with Preliminaries. In resurrecting his childhood in the land of Israel, Yizhar is carrying out a gentle stocktaking of the renewed Jewish society.
Translated by Nicholas de Lange, with an introduction by Dan Miron.
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