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Nicole Krauss’s New Novel: If Kafka met Dante in a dark forest in the Judean desert

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Published: 14 September 2017

Last updated: 5 March 2024

Two New York Jews adrift in Israel seek answers through Kafka, kabbalah and the Tel Aviv Hilton in Krauss's eagerly awaited new novel, 'Forest Dark.'

Nicole Krauss's New Novel: If Kafka Met Dante in an Israeli Desert (Haaretz)
If Kafka met Dante in a dark forest in the Judean desert, what would that look like?
Of course, forests don’t really belong in the desert, unless you’re an aging Jewish-American donor looking to honor his late parents’ memory. In that case, you would definitely want to plant a forest in Israel—a big one, just as Jules Epstein, one of the protagonists, seeks to in “Forest Dark,” the latest novel by Nicole Krauss (Sep 12)

Photo: Author Nicole Krauss Goni Riskin


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