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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Write a customer review. Book ratings by Goodreads. Hundreds of other Israelis intend to do the same; a new Hebrew verb, lehitkaniuk to Kaniuk oneself was coined to refer to this process. They had two daughters, Aya and Naomi. Kaniuk’s mother, 198 in Odessawas also a teacher. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of My library Help Advanced Book Search. It is also a brave, shocking, and tragic story about the importance of recognizing the follies of the past.
In MayKaniuk petitioned the Israeli Interior Ministry to change his religion status from “Jewish” to “no religion. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Preview — by Yoram Kaniuk.
During the Israeli War for Independence, he fought with the elite unit of the Israeli army known as the Palmach. See our Returns Policy. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Yoram Kaniuk was born in Tel Aviv.
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The years which have passed sincebetween the bitter time yorma Kaniuk fought in the War of Independence and when his memories became a book, remind me of heavy rains which fall to earth, that gather, permeate, and filter through great layers of time and earth, waiting in darkness until they spurt into the light.
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Want to Read saving…. This page was last edited on yodam Octoberat The result is a touchingly poignant and hauntingly beautiful memoir that the author himself considers a work of fiction, Winner of the Bialik Prize for Children’s Literature 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 kaniul.
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