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A.B. Yehoshua 1936- Cecilia Landeros. Biography Abraham “Boolie” Yehoshua- Israeli writer, novelist essayist, and playwrite. Abraham “Boolie” Yehoshua-

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1 A.B. Yehoshua Cecilia Landeros

2 Biography Abraham “Boolie” Yehoshua- Israeli writer, novelist essayist, and playwrite. Abraham “Boolie” Yehoshua- Israeli writer, novelist essayist, and playwrite. A.B. Yehoshua was born in the fifth generation of a Sephardi Jewish family. A.B. Yehoshua was born in the fifth generation of a Sephardi Jewish family. Studied literature and philosophy. Studied literature and philosophy. Graduated (1961) from Hebrew Univ. in his native Jerusalem. Graduated (1961) from Hebrew Univ. in his native Jerusalem. From 1963 to 1967 he resided and taught in Paris. From 1963 to 1967 he resided and taught in Paris. Since 1967, has lived in Haifa, where he teaches at the City’s university. Since 1967, has lived in Haifa, where he teaches at the City’s university.

3 Biography One of Israel's preeminent writers, he has been awarded the Bialik Prize, Israeli Prize, the Koret Jewish Book Award, and the National Jewish Book Award. One of Israel's preeminent writers, he has been awarded the Bialik Prize, Israeli Prize, the Koret Jewish Book Award, and the National Jewish Book Award. From the end of his military services, he began to publish fiction. From the end of his military services, he began to publish fiction.

4 Jerusalem Born in Jerusalem, A. B. Yehoshua is a widely acclaimed author of numerous novels. Born in Jerusalem, A. B. Yehoshua is a widely acclaimed author of numerous novels. On his father's side, his family has lived in Jerusalem for five generations On his father's side, his family has lived in Jerusalem for five generations Wrote a Novel, titled Mr. Mani, with Jerusalem at its center. Generations of a Jewish family and their history in Jerusalem dating back to Wrote a Novel, titled Mr. Mani, with Jerusalem at its center. Generations of a Jewish family and their history in Jerusalem dating back to 1848.

5 Literary Style and Focus Yehoshua is known for his beautifully observed portrayals of Jewish life. Yehoshua is known for his beautifully observed portrayals of Jewish life. Particularly in contemporary Israel with its many moral, psychological, sociopolitical, and philosophical conflicts. Particularly in contemporary Israel with its many moral, psychological, sociopolitical, and philosophical conflicts. He first came to critical attention with short-story collections published in the 1960’s. He first came to critical attention with short-story collections published in the 1960’s. He became a notable figure in the “new wave” generation of Israeli Writers. He became a notable figure in the “new wave” generation of Israeli Writers. He contrasted with the social concern of earlier writers by focusing on the individual and interpersonal. He contrasted with the social concern of earlier writers by focusing on the individual and interpersonal.

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9 Literary Style and Focus Yehoshua names Frank Kafka, Shmuel Yosef Agnon and William Faulkner as formative influences. Yehoshua names Frank Kafka, Shmuel Yosef Agnon and William Faulkner as formative influences. He has been compared to Faulkner in the New York Times. He has been compared to Faulkner in the New York Times. Yehoshua attended the signing of the Geneva Accord where he presented his political views in essays and interviews. Yehoshua attended the signing of the Geneva Accord where he presented his political views in essays and interviews.

10 Literary Works published in English Early in the Summer of [Bi-Thilat Kayitz, 1970] Early in the Summer of [Bi-Thilat Kayitz, 1970] Three Days and a Child- [Shlosha Tamim, 1975] Three Days and a Child- [Shlosha Tamim, 1975] A Night in May- (play) [Layla Be-May, 1975] A Night in May- (play) [Layla Be-May, 1975] The Lover- [Garden City, N.Y, 1977] The Lover- [Garden City, N.Y, 1977] A Late Divorce- [Gerushim Meuharim, 1982] A Late Divorce- [Gerushim Meuharim, 1982]

11 Literary Works published in English Possessions- (play) [Hafatzim, 1986] Possessions- (play) [Hafatzim, 1986] Five Seasons- [Molcho, 1987] Five Seasons- [Molcho, 1987] Israel- (essay) [London,Collins, 1988] Israel- (essay) [London,Collins, 1988] The Continuing Silence of a Poet-(stories) [London, Peter Halban, 1988] The Continuing Silence of a Poet-(stories) [London, Peter Halban, 1988] Mr. Mani- [Mar Manni, 1990] Mr. Mani- [Mar Manni, 1990]

12 Literary Works published in English Open Heart- Ha-Shiv’a Me-Hodu, 1994] Open Heart- Ha-Shiv’a Me-Hodu, 1994] Between Right and Right- (essays) [Bein Zechut Le-Zechut, 1980] Between Right and Right- (essays) [Bein Zechut Le-Zechut, 1980] Voyage to the End of the Millennium Masah El Sof Ha-elef, 1997] Voyage to the End of the Millennium Masah El Sof Ha-elef, 1997] The Terrible Power of a Minor Guilt- [Kocha-Ha-Nora Shel Ashma Ktana, 1998] The Terrible Power of a Minor Guilt- [Kocha-Ha-Nora Shel Ashma Ktana, 1998] The Liberating Bride- [Ha-Kala Ha- Meshachreret, 2001] The Liberating Bride- [Ha-Kala Ha- Meshachreret, 2001]

13 A.B. Yehoshua Yehoshua’s message is imbedded throughout his literary work. The suffering, the accomplishments, the failures, but most of all, like the Jewish people, it endures. The examination of the Jewish condition is never forsaken as it is the appreciation of the past that informs the present and prepares for the future.


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