Yoram Kaniuk was an Israeli writer, painter, journalist, and theater critic. Contents . 1 Biography At the age of 17, Kaniuk joined the Palmach. In , during the War of Independence, he was shot in the legs by an Englishman in a keffiyeh. Sixty years after fighting in Israel’s War of Independence, Yoram Kaniuk tries to remember what exactly did—and did not—happen in his time as a teenage. Buy by Yoram Kaniuk, Laurence Sendrowicz (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
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Contemporary Fiction Historical Fiction. Description 148 directly and movingly from Yoram Kaniuk s own experiences as a teenaged soldier in the Palmach unit of the Israeli army during the War for Independence, this joram portrays an entire generation of young men from good homes 198 found themselves immersed in a struggle they did not fully understand. Far from trying to justify his own actions, Kaniuk opts instead for self-criticism, reflecting on the pointlessness of war and the foolishness of a group of inexperienced, white-collar boys turned brothers-in-arms who senselessly imagined that there was some glory in dying so young.
The novel offers a singular vision of a crucial moment in modern history and sheds some light on the complicated situation in the Middle East. It is also a brave, shocking, and tragic story about the importance of recognizing the follies of the past.
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