LitBirthdays December 9, 2014

Happy Birthday A.B. Yehoshua!

Avraham B. Yehoshua (born December 9, 1936) Israeli novelist – The Retrospective (2013)

Read about A.B. Yehoshua here and here.

“Yehoshua’s genius as a writer of profound psychological perceptiveness is matched by his role as a social and political commentator. Central to his thought is a preoccupation with identity, a question that cuts to the heart of Jewish history and experience.” [Elaine Kallmann, Talking With A.B. Yehoshua, 2003].

Watch A.B. Yehoshua explain the difference between world writers (like Faulkner) and subject writers (like himself). Also, Yehoshua defends his claim about the American Jewish diaspora, “There is a difference between my Jewishness and your Jewishness.”

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