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FuturityContemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past$
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Amir Eshel

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226924953

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226924960.001.0001

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The Threads of Our Story: The Unsaid in Recent Israeli Prose

The Threads of Our Story: The Unsaid in Recent Israeli Prose

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(p.149) 10 The Threads of Our Story: The Unsaid in Recent Israeli Prose
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Futurity
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Amir Eshel

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226924960.003.0011

This chapter discusses short stories and novels that were all written during a period of bitter debates regarding 1948 and al-Nakba. These works also take into account a series of traumatic events in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the massive settlement of a Jewish population in the West Bank, often conducted with blind brutality; the first intifada (1987–93); the collapse of the 1993 Oslo Accords; and the second, unprecedentedly violent al-Aqsa intifada (2000–2005). These works include Amos Oz's Tale of Love and Darkness, Yitzchak Laor's Hineh adam, Eshkol Nevo's Homesick, and Alon Hilu's Achuzat Dajani (The House of Rajani).

Keywords:   short stories, novels, Israeli literature, Jewish Israeli writers, al-Nakba, Amos Oz, Yitzchak Laor, Eshkol Nevo, Alon Hilu

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