Abraham B. Yehoshua (1936), the so-called Balzac of Israel, died at the age of 85. Celebrated for the modernism of his writing, he was not without controversy for his sympathy with the Palestinian cause.
Israeli President Isaac Herzog mourned the death, stating: “He died one of Israel’s greatest writers of all generations” and acknowledged that the narrator created a “mosaic of deep emotions”.
Yehoshua published eleven novels, three storybooks and four plays, among which stand out late divorce, five seasons, A woman in Jerusalem, Israel: A Moral Examination Y the liberated bride.
For critics, he was one of the first fiction writers to portray the suffering and moral dilemmas after the war that followed Israel’s independence in 1948.
“His works, extracted from the image of our country and treasured by our people, reflected us like an accurate, clear, loving and sometimes painful mirror,” the president added. Herzog.
He received the Israel Prize (1995) and the Médicis de France in (2012), among others.
The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, where he was hospitalized for cancer, reported that his funeral will be held on Wednesday at the Ein Hacarmel cemetery.