Yaakov Shabtai

Yaakov Shabtai was an Israeli novelist, playwright, and translator, best known for his novel 'Past Continuous'.


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  1. 1. Past Continuous

    The novel is a rich and intricate tapestry of life in Israel during the 1970s, following the intertwined lives of three men—Cecil, Goldman, and Israel—who are grappling with existential crises after the death of their friend, Yehuda. The narrative delves deeply into their personal histories, relationships, and the complex web of their social milieu, painting a vivid portrait of urban Israeli society. Through a stream-of-consciousness style, the book explores themes of love, loss, and the search for meaning in a world marked by political turmoil and cultural change, offering a poignant reflection on the human condition.

    The 7901st Greatest Book of All Time