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A Woman in Jerusalem

by A B. Yehoshua

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One of Israel's preeminent writers, the novelist, essayist and playwright Abraham B. Yehoshua (b. 1936) has been awarded the Israel Prize, the Koret Jewish Book Award, and the National Jewish Book Award. Born in Jerusalem, he lives in Haifa where he is a professor of Literature. He studied Hebrew Literature and Philosophy at the Hebrew University and has since taught at high school and university level. He also taught in Paris while living there from 1963 to 1967.   He is known publicly as A. B. Yehoshua, and familiarly as "Boolie".  When asked about his formative influences he names Franz Kafka, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, and William Faulkner

Bibliography of Works Available in English
(dates are believed to be the first publication dates in English, but with so many different books published in so many different languages it is quite possible some are off by a few years).

  • Three Days and a Child (1970)
  • A Night in May (play) (1974)
  • Early in the Summer of (1977)
  • The Lover (1978)
  • Between Right and Right (essays) (1981)
  • A Late Divorce (1984)
  • The Continuing Silence of a Poet (stories) (1988)
  • Five Seasons (1989)
  • Mr. Mani (1992)
  • Possessions (play) (1993)
  • Open Heart (The Return from India)  (1995)
  • Israel (essay) (1998)
  • Voyage/Journey to the End of the Millenium (1999)
  • The Terrible Power of a Minor Guilt (2000)
  • The Liberating Bride (2004)
  • A Woman in Jerusalem (2005)

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