Hebrew Literature

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Hebrew literature has continued to build upon surrealist and experimental trends. David Grossman's See Under: Love (1986) is perhaps the greatest Israeli novel to be written in recent decades. Grossman's novel is made up of four long chapters, each written in a different style. Though Amalia Kahana-Carmon was one of the most important writers of the New Wave, fiction by Israeli women truly flourished in 1980s and 1990s with writers such as Yehudit Katzir and Orly Castel-Bloom. Israeli literature has also taken a multicultural turn of late. Key to the Garden: New Israeli Writing, a volume edited by Ammiel Alcalay and published in 1996, brings together literature written by Israelis from Levant, Iran, India, and the Arab world.

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