The Death of Lysanda

Hebrew Literature Series
Yitzhak Orpaz
Translated by Richard Flint

The Death of Lysanda collects two macabre novellas by one of Israel’s greatest writers. In the title piece, we meet Naphtali Noi, a recently divorced proofreader, critic, and “creative” taxidermist, given to hallucinations and soon perhaps to add murder to his hobbies. Ants tells the story of a married couple, Jacob and Rachel, who discover that an army of the titular insects is threatening to destroy their rooftop apartment—but Rachel seems to be on their side rather than her husband’s.

In fragmented prose halfway between the Old Testament and the playful stories of Julio Cortázar, these tales take to pieces the psyches of two men—and a nation—at war with themselves.

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Translated by Richard Flint
Publication: Hebrew Literature Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 192
ISBN-13: 9781564788672
GTIN13: 9781564788672
Publication date: April 2013
Language: English
List price: $14.00