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Interview with Josh Calvo: On S. Yizhar’s Days of Ziklag, Albert Suissa’s Aqud, Volter Kilpi’s Alastalon salissa, unjustly untranslated Hebrew and Arabic literary works, and on the present state of Anglophone literature

When I learned from Josh Calvo, a writer, translator, and Princeton PhD student, that he had read S. Yizhar’s modernist masterpiece Days of Ziklag in the original Hebrew and that he had been assisting with the English translation of Volter Kilpi’s … Continue reading

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The Great Untranslated: Days of Ziklag by S. Yizhar

 Days of Ziklag is the longest novel in Hebrew literature. Its collective protagonist is a commando unit of Israeli soldiers fighting against the Egyptian troops for the possession of a strategic hilltop during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Most of the novel is … Continue reading

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Forthcoming: A Room by Youval Shimoni

While I’m trying to write a review of perhaps the most ambitious and insane untranslated novel of the last century, let me introduce to you another spectacular novel, which luckily for many, has been translated into English and is due … Continue reading

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