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Yoram Kaniuk memories from Israel independence war (1948 war)
Paperback, 190 pages
Published 2010 by Miskal - Yedioth Ahronoth Books and Chemed Books
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María Mercromina
Yoram Kaniuk escribía con un corazón sangrante en el puño. 1948 me ha hecho rabiar, patalear y llorar.
Uno de los mejores libros que he leído,con diferencia. Es una pena que este escritor no sea reconocido,y a la vez una especie de fortuna pequeña para los que lo hemos leído y amado.
דמעות אילמות.
A very serious read about Israel's War for Independence written in the eyes of a 17-year-old soldier as remembered by an 80-year-old man. Incredibly moving and enlightening, but there's no silver lining here, no happy ending. I learned a lot about the period and I highly recommend this book. But you'll need to read something light afterwards because of the depth of darkness it brings to you.
La Stamberga dei Lettori
Yoram Kaniuk, scrittore, critico teatrale, giornalista, nonché pittore, è nato a Tel Aviv nel 1930, da una famiglia originaria della Galizia, che aveva compiuto l’aliyah nel 1909. A 17 anni, egli si arruola nelle truppe scelte del Palmach e partecipa alla Guerra d’Indipendenza del 1948, dov’è gravemente ferito ad una gamba. Viene curato in un ospedale di New York, città nella quale rimane fino al 1961, allorché ritorna in Patria.
Considerato tra i più illustri scrittori israeliani, tradotto in be...more
1948 ha una rilevanza storica che prescinde dai meriti letterari. Ma resta un romanzo stupendo, che sa unire spunti comici a momenti lirici, immagini crude a sfuggenti attimi di poesia. E in una lingua mirabilmente resa dalla traduzione di Elena Loewenthal il fiume in piena della memoria si tramuta in un racconto coeso, spietato, vero e frammenti di ricordi riescono a dipingere una sorta di Guernica israeliana, in cui ció che conta è la guerra, nella sua spietata concretezza e nella sua folle qu...more
It was ok, but so vague, yes, the intensity of war and what it did to the soldiers. But I would like to have known more details of where and when.
Lo primero que me sorprendió fue que el CDU lo coloca en Historia de Asía y no en narrativa. Después me encontré con una novela de la crónica (insulsa) de la vida del autor. Al final entendí que se trata de un periodista que piensa que sus recuerdos son la historia ocurrida.
Yoram Kaniuk is one of Israel’s most acclaimed writers, but only a few of his 32 books have been translated into English. His latest book, “1948,” is published as part of the New York Review of Books Lit series “devoted to publishing contemporary books of literary merit from around the world.” In doing so, NYRB Lit has brought one of the most insightful and beautifully written war memoirs of recent years into the English-speaking world...

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I barely remember this, which is only partially a function of moving distractions. It was hard to get through, as there was no narrative arc. It felt like a stream of rambling about the author's experience fighting in the Independence War, and his current bitterness and cynicism about the whole thing. I don't know if I would have enjoyed it in English, but in Hebrew it was torture.
Samuel Elmaleh
Une fantastique exploration de la mémoire : celle d'un ancien du Palmach et de la mémoire collective israélienne. Et aussi une condamnation de toutes les guerres qui réveillent la sauvagerie en l'homme. Très émouvant.
Maria Shaul
This is a very good book about Independence war in Israel

כתוב כל כך בפשטות על זוועות המלחמה. נגעה בי החמלה של המחבר שהשתתף בקרבות והאנושיות והמצפוניות שלו
Christian Krüger
Das Buch stellt die Gründung des Staates Israel in einem anderen Licht dar, ohne polemisch zu sein, denn es handelt sich um Kaniuks Biographie.
Pesante. La lettura non scorre come dovrebbe. Macchinoso sia nel racconto della storia che nel linguaggio. Disconnesso.
Ganz okaye Schilderung des israel. Unabhängigkeitskrieges aus der Sicht eines Soldaten. Soundtrack: נינת טייב - אם אני אלך
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I wrote a long review and it disappeared! I loved this book. I wonder where my review went.
Bitter and pessimistic. But, very well written. Brings back many memories.
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