Friday, July 30, 2010

Yet Another Author I Recommend

While reading an anthology of female Israeli authors, I chanced upon a marvelous story by Shulamit Hareven, titled "Twilight" in its English translation. The story was bleak but beautifully written, calling to mind the magical and fantastical bent of 1000 Nights and the nightmarish surrealism of Agnon and Borges. No there weren't any vampires.

So I checked out a collection of her short stories, and really enjoyed the story "Emissary" as well, her writing very much in the shadow of Agnon, but with female protagonists.

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