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The Acrophile Yoram Kaniuk

The Acrophile

Yoram Kaniuk

Published 1960
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Hardcover
182 pages
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The Acrophile is a strangely beguiling short novel translated from the Hebrew by Zeva Shapiro. On its surface a deceptively simple story of a young man who abandoned the universal human ties, passions and responsiblities for the satisfaction of hisMoreThe Acrophile is a strangely beguiling short novel translated from the Hebrew by Zeva Shapiro. On its surface a deceptively simple story of a young man who abandoned the universal human ties, passions and responsiblities for the satisfaction of his ambition, it is full of sharp perceptions and unpretentious profundities.Detached from his family, from the two women who love him, most of all from himself and from any full engagement in emotional life, Danni, the hero, moves inexorably, without realizing it, to a rendezvous with himself and the discovery that when one tries to resign from life, life refuses to accept resignation.