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LIVE from the NYPL: A.B. YEHOSHUA in conversation with Paul Holdengraber

March 28, 2011

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The author of nine novels, three short-story collections, four plays, and four books of essays, A.B. Yehoshua has been described as “one of Israel’s world-class writers” by Saul Bellow.

In a far-ranging conversation with Paul Holdengräber,  A.B. Yehoshua  will look back on his career, with a particular emphasis on a superb collection of literary essays entitled "The Terrible Power of a Minor Guilt." Yehoshua will explain why we must pay close attention to the moral and ethical aspects of written texts, why in his view Literature MUST take back the authority of Morality it has forsaken, as well as address issues pertaining to Zionism, Diaspora, and Jewish Identity. Yehoshua will also discuss the recent adaptation of his novel the "A Woman in Jerusalem"  just released in the United States as a feature film and entitled "The Human Resources Manager."

This program is supported by the Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in New York

A.B. YEHOSHUA is the author of ten novels, among them A Journey to the End of the Millennium, The Liberated Bride, and A Woman in Jerusalem, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the basis for the film “The Human Resources Manager”, which was Israel’s entry for the Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar this year. His newest novel, Hesed Sfaradi, has just been published in Israel. He lives in Haifa.

PAUL HOLDENGRABER is the Director of LIVE from the NYPL.