Publication Date: May 2007
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About the AuthorYizhar Smilansky (27 September 1916 - 21 August 2006), better known by his pen name S. Yizhar, was an Israeli writer and a great innovator in modern Hebrew literature. His pen name was given to him by the poet and editor Yitzhak Lamdan, when in 1938 he published Yizhar's first story "Ephraim Goes Back to Alfalfa" in his literary journal Galleons. From then on, Yizhar signed his works with his pen name.
Nicholas de Lange is a professor at the University of Cambridge and a renowned translator. He has translated Amos Oz's work since the 1960s.
Miron is the Leonard Kay Chair for Hebrew and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He also teaches at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is an internationally recognized literary critic.