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Product Description: The Christ of Fish is a gorgeous novel conjured out of a mosaic of 233 pieces of Aunt Magda's life in Tel Aviv. Originally from Vienna, Hoffmann's heroine is a widow who still speaks German after decades in Israel: we see many views of Aunt Magda—her childhood, her marriage, her nephew, her best friend Frau Stier, Wildegans' poetry, apple strudel, visions and dreams, two stolen handbags, a favorite café, and a gentleman admirer...read more

Hardcover:

9780811214193 | New Directions, September 1, 1999, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: After decades of living in Tel Aviv, Aunt Magda, a widow from Vienna who still speaks German, offers views of her childhood, her marriage, her nephew, apple strudel, and a gentleman admirer

Paperback:

9780811216814 | New Directions, November 1, 2006, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: The Christ of Fish is a gorgeous novel conjured out of a mosaic of 233 pieces of Aunt Magda's life in Tel Aviv.

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Product Description: Set in 1940's Palestine, Bernhard concerns a German-Jewish widower. 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...read more

Paperback:

9780811216807 | New Directions, November 1, 2006, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Set in 1940's Palestine, Bernhard concerns a German-Jewish widower.

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Product Description: Shunra is Aramaic for cat. Schmetterling is German for butterfly. In Yoel Hoffmann's new book, these and numerous other creatures, cultures, and languages meet in a magical shimmering hymn to childhood. Hoffmann traces his hero's developing consciousness of the ways-and-wonders of the world as though he were peering through a tremendous kaleidoscope: all that was perceived, all that is remembered, is rendered in fluid fragments of color and light...read more

Paperback:

9780811215671 | New Directions, May 1, 2004, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Shunra is Aramaic for cat.

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Product Description: The Heart Is Katmandu tells a tale of new love―of paradise gained. Set in today's Haifa and presented in 237 dream-like small chapters, it is a book in which shyness and stumbling tenderness emerge triumphant. Poet Peter Cole has made a beautiful translation, capturing Hoffmann's intense and unfathomably original style...read more
By Peter Cole (trans) and Yoel Hoffmann

Hardcover:

9780811214650 | New Directions, May 1, 2001, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: In a story set in modern-day Haifa, Yehoahim, a 43-year-old recently divorced man who is still recovering from the collapse of his marriage, meets and falls in love with Batya, an attractive woman with a Mongolian baby.

Paperback:

9780811216821 | New Directions, November 1, 2006, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: The Heart Is Katmandu tells a tale of new love―of paradise gained.

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In two novellas, a Russian Jew flees with his son to Germany in the 1930s after the Cossacks kill his wife, and a little boy struggles to adjust to life in Palestine when he is orphaned (view table of contents)

Paperback:

9780811214056 | New Directions, May 1, 1999, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: In two novellas, a Russian Jew flees with his son to Germany in the 1930s after the Cossacks kill his wife, and a little boy struggles to adjust to life in Palestine when he is orphaned

Translated from the Hebrew, a novel by an Israeli author acclaimed for his psychologically illuminating, diamond-sharp style traces the inner world of a Jewish man devastated by his wife's death and the recent ravages of World War II.

Hardcover:

9780811213899 | New Directions, October 1, 1998, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Traces the inner world of a Jewish man devastated by his wife's death and the recent ravages of World War II

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Product Description: Title also represented in Japanese characters.
By Yoel Hoffmann (editor)

Hardcover:

9780804815055 | Tuttle Pub, July 1, 1986, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Title also represented in Japanese characters.

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Product Description: Truly eye-opening, Katschen & The Book of joseph makes an amazing American debut for Israeli writer Yoel Hoffmann. Both of these intensely moving novellas display the entirely original poetry of Hoffmann's atomized hypnotic language, which Rosmarie Waldrop has called "utterly enchanting...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780811213738 | New Directions, May 1, 1998, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Truly eye-opening, Katschen & The Book of joseph makes an amazing American debut for Israeli writer Yoel Hoffmann.

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