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Arts & CultureIsrael in Translation

“… The State is a metaphysical concept rendered into something physical which feigns meta-physicality.”

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Arts & CultureIsrael in Translation

“Of all the questions / to ask: Did you pack it yourself? / Yes, by myself. / It was hard, I said, / but it is harder to fear that it will never come.”

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Arts & CultureIsrael in Translation

“… people with / money, so much money / that they retire to the mountains of Spain / and sunbathe in fancy villas / at the age of thirty-eight.”

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Summer has well and truly arrived, and what could be more relaxing than a day at the beach?

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Arts & CultureIsrael in Translation

“I would ask your indulgence in reviving for a few moments the former, innocent image of Aslan, the image of a hollow-cheeked youth, whose days were as roses…”

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Arts & CultureIsrael in Translation

“The voices of snipers can’t be heard over the radio waves of the IDF Station. / But they chose songs for us before they left. What songs do snipers like?”

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Arts & CultureIsrael in Translation

“‘Alexandrian Summer’ is a nostalgic, farewell portrait of a world that was fast expiring but still refused to see that history had written it off.”

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Arts & CultureIsrael in Translation

“He felt Sonya’s entrance before he saw her, because over the last six weeks he had learned to pick out the smell of oranges even on a busy street.”

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Arts & CultureIsrael in Translation

“…he can’t freeze the previous moment, the exact moment he ran him down, the moment a man driving an SUV ran down a man walking on the road.”

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Arts & CultureIsrael in Translation

“Ezra, what would you call the story told by my violin?”… He said to Rahamim, “I would call it, The Dawning of the Day.”

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