A reissue of one of the classic works of twentieth-century Jewish fiction; Past Continuous depicts the crises in the lives of three Israeli men - Goldman, Israel, and Caesar - as they attempt to focus their lives and extract meaning from chaos. The reader is drawn into a mass of family tangles and social exhaustion -- wives and ex-wives, passing mistresses and crushing marriages, desperate intrigues and disappointments, the loss of children, friends, ideals. Past Continuous is a brilliant tour de force, a Joycean panorama of the lives of three men, their families, their lovers, and their friends in the quintessentially modern city of Tel Aviv. As much a novel about Tel Aviv - its landscape, its idiosyncratic atmosphere, and its history - as it is about the human condition.
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Yaakov Shabtai (1934-1981) was an acclaimed writer of novels, plays, short stories, and a children's book -- as well as a translator, in 1999, the Tel Aviv Municipality named a street after him in a new district of the city.Language Notes:
Text: English, Hebrew (translation)
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Book Description Jewish Publication Society of, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110827602391
Book Description Jewish Publication Society of America. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0827602391 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0525436