A.B. Yehoshua, like the late poet Yehuda Amichai, is a preeminent Israeli writer of the generation that came of age with the state. "When I was young, the whole country was young," Amichai wrote. On the other hand, Israel's current national mood of weariness, recrimination, and a fierce clinging to the pleasures of daily life is perfectly suited to the feelings of an old man. Such is... More >>>