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Dolly City Paperback – Oct 5 2010
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From the first pages, Dolly City asserts itself as an important text . . . Kafka has finally arrived in Tel Aviv.
Dolly City is an irreverent and witty satire, an original and timely tour de force about the Yiddishe-mama complex. Drifting and alienated in a hostile city, Mother Dolly (Israel) doctors her adopted son with a love that destroys, until she learns the meaning of compassion.
Castel-Bloom is one of Israel's most original and outrageous writers. She pushes her themes to the limits, often to the cutting edge of madness. Her masterpiece, the novel Dolly City, takes on the theme of motherhood with the blackest of humor . . . With energy and a sense of play, Castel-Bloom reveals the nihilism, violence and sadism seething within us all.
About the Author
Orly Castel-Bloom was born in Tel Aviv in 1960 and is a leading voice in contemporary Hebrew literature. She is the author of eleven books and was twice the recipient of the Prime Minister's Prize.
Gabriela Avigur-Rotem was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1946 and came to Israel in 1950. She holds a degree in Hebrew and English literature. She has taught literature at high school and directed writing workshops at Haifa and Ben Gurion Universities. She works as an editor at Haifa University Publishing House. Her novels include "Mozart Was Not a Jew", "Heatwave and Crazy Birds", and "Ancient Red".
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But then, slowly but surely, sentence after sentence, chapter after chapter, entering Dolly's world, I got 'used to' and almost anticipated the horrors; not frightened anymore; climbing to the next level, to the 'metaphor'.
Must have taken great courage to dare writing this amazing book. Courage or necessity. I will definitely read it again and probably again. Great work!