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Described as a “kind of Israeli Faulkner” (New York Times) for his ability to depict the zeitgeist of contemporary Israel, distinguished novelist A.B. Yehoshua is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Lover, A Late Divorce, Open Heart, A Journey to the End of the Millennium, and A Woman in Jerusalem, winner of the 2007 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. A professor of literature at Haifa University, Yehoshua is the recipient of numerous honors for his contribution to contemporary Israeli literature, including the Israel Prize, the country’s most prestigious award. A meditation on mortality and memory, The Retrospective explores the relationship between life and art through the eyes of an aging film director, his screenwriter, and their muse.
In conversation with Bob Leiter, senior editor, Jewish Exponent
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