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This impressive anthology gains entire novellas via a number of the best Hebrew writers of the earlier century. S.Y. Agnon, YH Brenner, Uri Gnessin, Yitzhak Shami, David Fogel, Amos ounces, Yehoshua Kenaz and A.B. Yehoshua are all represented in newly revised translations. Edited by way of Alan Lelchuk and Gershon Shaked, with an creation by means of Professor Lelchuk, this can be an vital quantity for college students of contemporary Hebrew literature.

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All the efforts of the physician were in vain: he saw that his aim of frightening the patient had been too successful and decided that he needed to moderate it a little. - But, listen! - he said. - This operation is really not as dangerous as you think, you know.... - Oh no, my dear fellow! You won’t get the better of me: I am quite a cunning chap myself. I remember all the awful things you told me. I’ve only got to think about it, and my head almost comes off my shoulders. - But I assure you, the way I do it is so skilful, so careful, that you won’t even feel it....

Oh, it’s nothing, old girl! Blood is thicker than water. But that Vaska of mine! I can really say, Marfa Osipovna, that my Vaska is dearer than some wife. If you knew what an entertainer he is, what a joker. It’s not only that he goes hunting, but he sings songs and keeps my neck warm; no, old girl, he doesn’t get a crumb from me, but he goes around the town with me and takes quickrent from the shopkeepers!... - Really, you don’t say! It would be impossible to list all the stories of Ivan Trofimovich and all the questions of Marfa Osipovna; so I, like the authors of sentimental novels, when matters reach some dreadful point of climax, leave it to the reader’s imagination to add to everything that has been told, not fully told or re-told during this encounter.

And if there should chance to be among the bodies some freak with six fingers, with the heart on the right, with a double stomach: this was happiness, this was delight!... New knowledge! The hope of a discovery! The elucidation of one’s observations! New profes­ sional talk! New methods! This type of enjoyment for our district physician had already faded long since; it was fifteen years since he had left the capital; word of scarcely any of the observations made in the course of that period had reached him, over a period of fifteen years of this medical century!

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