Beside and Other Stories
Uri Nissan Gnessin (1879-1913), the son of a rabbi, was attracted to the Enlightenment movement and influenced by Russian literature. His impressionist style and his use of unique light filled images in his short stories leave his readers with a sweet and mellow sensation which does not fade with time. Gnessin is recognized as one of the fathers of Modern Hebrew literature. His stream-of-consciousness technique has greatly influenced contemporary authors.