Yoel Hoffmann is one of the most precious voices in Israel’s contemporary literature: his writing has about it the poetic, dream-like quality of an ancient myth, combined with a fierce, ‘molecular’ precision. Reading Hoffmann’s subtle prose is like viewing the same universe, alternately and with the most skillful modulations, through a telescope and a microscope, only to find out, in awe, that the astral view and the infinitesimal view are actually one and the same.

—Amos Oz

Available May 1, 1998

Katschen & The Book of Joseph

Fiction by Yoel Hoffmann

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Paperback (published May 1, 1998)

ISBN
9780811214056
Price US
11.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
176

Clothbound (published May 1, 1998)

ISBN
9780811213738
Price US
17.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
176

Yoel Hoffmann

Israeli author and translator

Yoel Hoffmann is one of the most precious voices in Israel’s contemporary literature: his writing has about it the poetic, dream-like quality of an ancient myth, combined with a fierce, ‘molecular’ precision. Reading Hoffmann’s subtle prose is like viewing the same universe, alternately and with the most skillful modulations, through a telescope and a microscope, only to find out, in awe, that the astral view and the infinitesimal view are actually one and the same.

—Amos Oz