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By Rose L. Levinson

Death of a Holy Land: Reflections in modern Israeli Fiction, by way of Rose Levinson, makes use of the paintings of 4 modern Israeli authors as a lens into present-day Israel. Discussing the novels of Orly Castel-Bloom, Michal Govrin, Zeruya Shalev, and Yoram Kaniuk, the publication argues for a brand new figuring out of today’s Israel. the most important to renewed information is a view of the rustic that jettisons the idea of Israel as a very good, sacred nation immune from twenty first century discontents. recognition is targeted on ways that lots of Israel’s so much urgent difficulties are associated with long-standing problems with Jewish id. continuous connection with the novels supplies weight and substance to Death of a Holy Land’s underlying insistence at the want for a serious view of Israel as a rustic deeply ill-at-ease with itself.

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