Four contemporary Israeli novelists
mirror the vexing political, communal and individual realities that make up life in today’s Israel. Death of a Holy Land: Reflections in Contemporary Israeli Fiction by Rose L. Levinson uses their fiction as
a lens into present-day Israel.

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Discussing the novels of Yoram Kaniuk, Orly Castel-Bloom, Michal Govrin and Zeruya Shalev, Levinson argues for a new understanding of a deeply troubled Israeli culture.