Bernhard (Paperback)

By Yoel Hoffmann, Alan Treister (Translator), Eddie Levenston (Translator)

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811216807, 172pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2006

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Devastated by the loss of his wife, Bernhard disconsolately walks the streets of Jerusalem, considering Gandhi, analysis, the beauty of his wife Paula's neck, his Arab neighbors, Kokoschka, the Messiah, and the inner life of his friend Gustav the plumber. As his hero tries to come to terms with his grief and the disasters of WWII, Hoffmann shows the slow remaking of an inner world.