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Castel-Bloom, Orly 1960-

Works: 66 works in 184 publications in 10 languages and 3,915 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Juvenile works  Drama 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PJ5054.C37, 892.436
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Orly Castel-Bloom
Dolly City by Orly Castel-Bloom( Book )

36 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The accumulation of all our urban nightmares, Doctor Dolly (certified by the University of Katmandu) finds a newborn baby in a black pastic bag, and decides to become a mother. Overcome by unfamiliar maternal urges, Dolly dispenses with her private lab of rare diseases and turns all her surgical passion onto her son. Ceaselessly cutting and sewing, Dolly is the scalpel-wielding version of the all-too-familiar Jewish mother archetype, forever operating upon her son with destructive, invasive love. In this grotesque satire of war and the defensive measures taken to survive it, Orly Castel-Bloom ... turns her own scalpel upon that most holy of institutions, the myth of motherhood--and its implications in the life of a nation"--Publisher description
Textile by Orly Castel-Bloom( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A wealthy Israeli family is at a precipice in their lives in this nuanced, contemporary novel. As Amanda Gruber, the matriarch of the family, undergoes an invasive cosmetic procedure, Lirit, her rebellious daughter, takes over operations at the family's pajama factory. Her brother Dael serves in the Israeli Army as a sniper, while Irad, their neglectful father, a genius scientist, travels to the United States to conduct research on flak jackets. Each family member is pulled in conflicting directions, forced to examine their contentious relationships to one another. With surprising humor, Textile details the gradual disintegration of a family strained by distance and the corrosive effects of militarism and consumerism"--Publisher's web site
Human parts by Orly Castel-Bloom( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It was an exceptional winter." With deceptive understatement, Orly Castel-Bloom draws back the curtain on her disturbing, revelatory novel set in Israel during the Al Aksa intifada. This is a world already regularly interrupted by terrorist ambushes and suicide bombs. And now it is further plagued by a Saudi flu that is decimating the population, and by apocalyptic weather that brings a ruinous winter after eight years of drought. The economy is shot to pieces. Hail stones as big as dinner plates are falling from the sky. And yet, against this backdrop of monumental affliction, ordinary people are still trying to lead normal lives. Kati Beit-Halahmi, an impoverished cleaner, is snatched up by a community television program and given her full fifteen-minutes-of-fame. Iris Ventura, divorced with three children, is wondering how she can afford both to replace her broken washing machine and have some essential dental work done. And the Israeli president, Reuven Tekoa, travels from hospital to funeral, musing on the state of the nation from the back of his limousine. Orly Castel-Bloom spins a web of filament-fine connections between her characters whose preoccupations, she reminds us, are not so very different from our own. Death or disaster might intrude at any moment, but people still watch game shows on TV, go to the laundromat and train to be beauticians
Radiḳalim ḥofshiyim by Orly Castel-Bloom( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in French and Hebrew and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tandis que la mort les guette à chaque instant, les personnages ne parviennent jamais, dans leur désir d'embrasser à toute force la réalité du quotidien, à former une communauté vivante et humaine
ha-Minah Lizah by Orly Castel-Bloom( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in Hebrew and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lo raḥoḳ mi-merkaz ha-ʻir by Orly Castel-Bloom( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in Hebrew and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hekhan ani nimtset by Orly Castel-Bloom( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in Hebrew and French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ha-Sefer he-ḥadash shel Orli Ḳasṭel-Blum by Orly Castel-Bloom( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in Hebrew and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ʻIm orez lo mitṿakḥim : mivḥar sipurim, 1987-2004 by Orly Castel-Bloom( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in Hebrew and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sevivah ʻoyenet by Orly Castel-Bloom( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in Hebrew and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sipurim bilti-retsoniyim by Orly Castel-Bloom( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in Hebrew and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ha-Roman ha-Mitsri = The Egyptian novel by Orly Castel-Bloom( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in Hebrew and English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of interrelated short stories centering on the author's Egyptian family and ancestors exiled from Castile
Ḥaye ḥoref by Orly Castel-Bloom( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Hebrew and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Di cosa sono fatti i baci? : dialoghi con mio figlio by Orly Castel-Bloom( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Di cosa sono fatti i baci?' Domande così può farle solo Enoc, che chiacchiera con la sua mamma e la tempesta di 'perché', oppure fa i capricci per non prendere la medicina, o annuncia solennemente che oggi vuol mangiare solo ketchup, o che a Carnevale si travestirà da Forforuga Pigia. Il piccolo libro di una grande scrittrice israeliana che, attraverso i dialoghi con suo figlio, racconta il modo in cui un bambino vede il mondo, questo luogo immenso e tutto da scoprire, dove le cose di tutti i giorni appaiono diverse e sempre nuove, a seconda di come le si guarda."--Back cover
La Mina Lisa : roman by Orly Castel-Bloom( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flora, la grand-mère du mari de Mina, débarque chez eux. Pour survivre, la vieille dame doit manger les scénarios écrits par Mina. Ce conte fantastique aborde les sujets de l'écriture, l'argent, l'imagination et les diverses formes d'oppression des artistes
Das Meer im Rücken : Roman by Orly Castel-Bloom( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waar ben ik by Orly Castel-Bloom( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in Dutch and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een vrouw van in de dertig in Tel Aviv raakt door haar eigenzinnigheid verzeild in bizarre situaties
Minna Lisa : Roman by Orly Castel-Bloom( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in 3 languages and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le roman égyptien by Orly Castel-Bloom( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in words by Gershon Shaked( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Almog, Ruth.

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Blum, Orli Ḳasṭel- 1960-

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Orly Castel-Bloom écrivaine israëlienne

Orly Castel-Bloom escritora israelí

Orly Castel-Bloom Israeli writer

Orly Castel-Bloom israelische Autorin

Orly Castel-Bloom schrijfster uit Israël

Qasṭel-Blūm, ʾŌrlī 1960-

Qasṭel-Blẇm, ʾŵrliy

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Кастель-Блюм, Орли

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كاستل-بلوم، أورلي

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