Yoram Kaniuk was an Israeli writer, painter, journalist, and theater critic. Contents . 1 Biography At the age of 17, Kaniuk joined the Palmach. In , during the War of Independence, he was shot in the legs by an Englishman in a keffiyeh. Sixty years after fighting in Israel’s War of Independence, Yoram Kaniuk tries to remember what exactly did—and did not—happen in his time as a teenage. Buy by Yoram Kaniuk, Laurence Sendrowicz (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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A novelist, painter, and journalist, Kaniuk published novels, memoirs, short stories, nonfiction, and books for children and young adults. Archived from the original on May 26, They had two daughters, Aya and Naomi. Yoram Kaniuk was born in Tel Aviv.

Refresh yooram try again. It felt like a stream of rambling about the author’s experience fighting in the Independence War, and his current bitterness and cynicism about the whole thing. An international conference dedicated to the works of Kaniuk was held at Cambridge University in March La Bendicion Nancy Mitford.

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Retrieved March 29, Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment. Far from trying to justify his own actions, Kaniuk opts instead for self-criticism, reflecting on the pointlessness of war and the foolishness of a group of inexperienced, white-collar boys turned brothers-in-arms who senselessly imagined that there was some glory in dying so young.

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