This book is a collection of the best Israeli stories and is Edited by Joel Blocker, introduction by Robert Alter. Its present volume illustrates the other half of a frequently proclaimed half-truth. It has been addressed in the Jewish context. The Hebrew writer has not written it in the human context stating all of the possibilities of tragedy or humor, but instead he focuses to the Jewish situation, and it is quite different. As a result, Hebrew and Yiddish writers has developed a general system of understanding rather than using the methods of characterization. This happens because they are most interested in the Jewish people, culture and its particular qualities, while the individual, who must be given central importance is ignored.
About the Author:
Robert Bernard Alter is an American professor of Hebrew and comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1967. Emeritus Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at Berkeley, Robert Alter is the author of twenty-three books on such subjects as Stendhal, Kafka, Benjamin, Scholem, the picaresque novel, the theory of narrative, and various novelists’ takes on urban experience.