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Mourning a father lost : a kibbutz childhood remembered

Author: Abraham Balaban
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2004.
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Returning to the kibbutz of his childhood to attend his father's funeral, Balaban confronts his intensely painful childhood memories. Comparing the kibbutz of today with that of his early years, he  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Balaban, Abraham, 1944-
Mourning a father lost.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2004
(OCoLC)607067739
Named Person: Avraham Balaban
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Abraham Balaban
ISBN: 0742529215 9780742529212 0742529223 9780742529229
OCLC Number: 52334955
Language Note: Translated from the Hebrew.
Description: x, 201 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Child of a Dream, Child of a Laboratory --
Pt. I. Ten Opening Data --
Broken Skies --
Remembering a Lack --
Moment's Silence, Please --
What Did You Learn in Kindergarten Today? --
Gordonia Hulda --
Four Eyes, Two Mouths --
Crowding --
Cultivators --
Death in a Clown's Cap --
Observing Hands --
Possible Memories: A Note on First-Person Narratives --
Pt. II. Words --
Pampered Children --
Nehemiah --
Decent Society --
Words --
Lost War --
Wet Icicle --
What Memory Recalls --
Blue Bruises on the Flesh: Openings on Life --
Pampered Children --
Yossi --
Singing and Weeping: Early Training --
Pampered Children --
Crowding: Hairstyles from Overseas --
Pampered Children --
Shlomo --
Pampered Children: Sex Is Little Movements of Love --
Pampered Children --
Batsheva --
Singing and Crying: Homeland Songs --
Coffee --
Dream --
Parting --
Pt. III. Completions --
Return Home --
Early Days --
Birth --
What Have They Done to You? --
Miss --
Laboratory Child, Laboratory Mother --
Days of Crisis --
Portrait of Man as a Poet --
Walk: A Place --
Nocturnal Chat --
Circles: Children's Stories --
Family Picture --
Will --
Completions: Two Possible Stories --
Crowding --
Wheel Turns --
Israeli Sorrow --
Love --
Miss: A Possible Journey to Bendery --
Dry Sobs.
Other Titles: Shivʻah.
Responsibility: Avraham Balaban ; translated by Yael Lotan.
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[Avraham Balaban's] lyrical voice and his honest criticism of the kibbutz's social experiment will pull readers in to this elegy not only for a father but for the slow death of the socialist kibbutz Read more...

 
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