Meir Shalev


Born
in Nahalal, Israel
January 01, 1948

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Meir Shalev is one of Israel’s most celebrated novelists. He has received many awards for his work, including the National Jewish Book Award and Israel’s Brenner Prize, both for A Pigeon and a Boy.

A columnist for the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth, Shalev lives in Jerusalem and in northern Israel with his wife and children.


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A Pigeon and a Boy

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The Blue Mountain

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שתיים דובים

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Four Meals

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פונטנלה

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בביתו במדבר

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Beginnings: Reflections on ...

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“The note in the quill was intended for the girl, and it read, 'Yes and yes and yes.' Yes I love you, yes I miss you, and yes I know and remember that you do, too. For in her last missive she had written 'No and no.' That is to say, No I do not want anyone other than you, and no I do not manage to sleep at night.”
Meir Shalev

“you don’t need big reasons to love a woman. And the size of the love has nothing to do with the size of the reason. Sometimes one word she says is enough. Sometimes only the line of the hip, like a poppy stem. And sometimes it’s how her lips look when she says ‘seven’ or ‘thirteen.’ Look and see, with ‘seven’ the lips are starting out like with a kiss. Then you see the teeth are touching the lips a moment to make the ‘v.’ And then the mouth is opening a little … like this … se-ven. See? And with ‘thirteen,’ the tip of the tongue is peeping out for the ‘th.’ Then the mouth is opening and the tongue is touching the top of the mouth at the end.”
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“החיים שלי לא רעים. יש לי עבודה שאני אוהבת, אני עושה אותה כמו שצריך, ויש לי מלחינים שכותבים לי שירים, כדי שאוכל לשיר להם קול שני, וסופרים שכותבים לי ספרים, שאקרא ואערוך אותם כמו שצריך. ואני גם יודעת ואוהבת להיות לבד, ובעיקר - אני יודעת להעסיק את עצמי.”
Meir Shalev, שתיים דובים

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