Apples from the Desert Selected Stories Savyon Liebrecht s intense lyrical and emotionally complex stories have made her a best selling writer in her native Israel Apples From the Desert brings together Liebrecht s most vivid and affectin

  • Title: Apples from the Desert: Selected Stories
  • Author: Savyon Liebrecht Grace Paley Lily Rattok
  • ISBN: 9781558612358
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Paperback
  • Savyon Liebrecht s intense, lyrical, and emotionally complex stories have made her a best selling writer in her native Israel Apples From the Desert brings together Liebrecht s most vivid and affecting work and makes it available in English for the first time.With a precision and a subtle ferocity reminiscent of the work of Nadine Gordimer, Liebrecht s stories reveal theSavyon Liebrecht s intense, lyrical, and emotionally complex stories have made her a best selling writer in her native Israel Apples From the Desert brings together Liebrecht s most vivid and affecting work and makes it available in English for the first time.With a precision and a subtle ferocity reminiscent of the work of Nadine Gordimer, Liebrecht s stories reveal the impact of larger social and political conflicts within the private worlds of home and family She depicts the personal tragedies and the small acts of courage and reconciliation that grow from the deep rooted conflict between Arabs and Jews, women and men, and older and younger generations in present day Israel These stories create a finely nuanced portrait of contemporary Israel at the same time, they reach toward truths that know no national boundaries As Lily Rattok writes in her introduction, Liebrecht s skill as a writer, combined with her perceptiveness, her compassion, and her deep humanity, create a body of work that is a testament to the healing power of storytelling.

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    1. I really enjoy Savyon Liebrecht's writing ---and she makes me think! (this book is a collection of short stories).Her novels are good too!

    2. I had great anticipation for this book which came with a glowing foreword by eminent writer, Grace Paley, but finished one story after another with mounting disappointment. I am mystified by the acclaim and mystified at why these stories simply do not work, and I reject the possibility that the translation is even partially to blame. The most I can say for this collection is that it raises an interesting variety of scenarios, such as: the plight of the survivor whose memories are not welcomed or [...]

    3. This was a book club selection, and I do think it will lend itself to some interesting discussion. The stories are unusually evocative of place (mostly Israel, but also WWII-era Europe and the U.S.) and emotion. Liebrecht conveys a great deal of sorrow, loneliness and disillusion through dialogue as well as small, telling details. That said, her writing style isn't my favorite. She builds tension into her stories by withholding information, then lets it all out in the final page or two so the re [...]

    4. I highly recommend this collection of short stories. If I say the stories in this book are about relationships, the present confronting the past, the impact of the Holocaust, and a focus on women's issues,I am not doing justice to Savyon Liebrecht's talent and creativity. She has the grasp of the dynamics of friendships and interpersonal relations that make for a great writer.

    5. I was searching for a book, preferably by a woman writer, for my Israeli Literature Book Group and discovered this gem of a short story collection when I was looking at the selections for the Israeli Film Festival at the JCC and saw that the title story had been made into a film. (We saw the film and liked it a lot). Many haunting images and characters in this collection.

    6. I don't usually care for short stories, but these were great. The stories were relatively long and gave a lot of background. Also, unlike most short stories, there was typically some sort of resolution, so each story felt complete.

    7. Always interesting to look at another culture through their literature. This one had some good stories in it, and some of them made me uncomfortable, which was the point, so they're effective.

    8. Good cultural read, gives various points of view regarding the Palestine/Isreal conflict from a literary standpoint.

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