14.05.2011 10.Ijar, 5771 Behar; Tag 25 des Omer
Written by a member of the Palmah, the play ‘1948’ takes us through the author’s early life, which coincided with the state’s early life.
Yoram Kaniuk has been writing wonderfully emotive books for more than half a century. But it took him over 60 years to finally get down to writing about his personal – very personal – experiences as a mostly bewildered but determined 17-year-old member of the famed Harel Brigade of the Palmah, fighting in the War of Independence.
Now 81 and, at long last, gaining big-time recognition for his contribution to literature here, Kaniuk’s latest bestselling book, 1948, which came out last year, is being put on the stage. This week the first shows of the eponymous play based on the book start at the Haifa Theater….