The fifth wheel

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Benmir Books, Jan 1, 1986 - History - 113 pages
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Follows the adventures and misadventures of Kolbo, an odd-job man on a kibbutz in northern Israel.

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About the author (1986)

Born in Safed and raised in Tel Aviv, Shamir is a writer of novels, plays, short stories, and contemporary comment. His early works showed strong interest in the human concerns of social and national problems. As he begins to criticize his heroes' motives, he turns his attention to the psychological and social issues facing Israeli society. At one point, Shamir declared that history had usurped the place of religion in Jewish life, so, although committed to Israeli life, he frequently returns to the times of the first and second commonwealth. He shows strong narrative talent, writing in a high literary style with elaborate descriptions and dialogues.

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