Midnight Convoy & Other Stories
"There is some of Yizhar in every writer who has come after him," says Amos Oz. Throughout Yizhar's work there is a strong moral sense, an expression of his generation's ambivalence towards its pioneering heritage. Known for his powerful lyricism and reverence for nature, Yizhar's sensory impressions and descriptions of Israel's landscape are unmatched.
Midnight Convoy & Other Stories is the only available collection of Yizhar's shorter fiction. "He was and still is commonly regarded as both the founding father of Israeli literature and its chief master of prose fiction," writes Professor Dan Miron in his introduction. The collection presents a truly representative collection of his work, dating back to his first published works, including his first published story, Ephraim Goes Back to Alfalfa (1938) in the periodical, Gilionot. Other works include Midnight Convoy, Habakuk, The Runaway, Harlamov.