Alan L. Berger
By Alan L. Berger
The Holocaust Novel From Israel That America Can’t Handle
And the Rat Laughed By Nava Semel, Translated from the Hebrew by Miriam Shlesinger Hybrid Publishers, 232 pages, $25.00 ‘And the Rat Laughed” is an exquisitely wrought meditation on the present and future of Holocaust memory in Israel after the survivors are gone. Integrating story, legend, poetry, dream, science fiction and diary, Semel’s novel begins…
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