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*Read Book ð The Liberated Bride Þ Yochanan Rivlin, a professor of Near Eastern Studies at Haifa University, is equally determined to understand the causes of the Algerian civil war of the s and the mystery of his son s divorce His is a double search for truth, each involving a different bride Samaher, his own research assistant, an ambitious Arab newlywed from a village in the Galilee, and Galya, who deserted his son in Jerusalem with no explanation Against his wife s better judgment Hagit is a judge by profession , he explores relationships at once personal and political man and wife, father and son, teacher and pupil, Israeli and Arab At the heart of The Liberated Bride s premise is a story about writer s block both the pains one goes through to relieve it and the inevitable distractions that are, self unknowingly, its cause J Rivlin is a famous professor of near Eastern history Orientalism , as it s translated in Haifa who seeks, academically, to understand historical reasons for recent violence in Arab territories near Israel His professional interests lead to an attempt to write a book on the subject getting stuck, h At the heart of The Liberated Bride s premise is a story about writer s block both the pains one goes through to relieve it and the inevitable distractions that are, self unknowingly, its cause J Rivlin is a famous professor of near Eastern history Orientalism , as it s translated in Haifa who seeks, academically, to understand historical reasons for recent violence in Arab territories near Israel His professional interests lead to an attempt to write a book on the subject getting stuck, he turns to Arab poetry that s been recovered by a murdered Jerusalem scholar In his personal life, Rivlin s son ends a seemingly happy marriage for untold reasons The professor takes it upon himself to figure out the cause of his son s failed marriage, enlisting his ex in laws and other peripheral characters throughout While a parallel between Rivlin s two worlds professional academic vs personal is set up early on and even advertised on the book s back cover, the two didn t seem deeply connected in any way Surprisingly, his family life becomes complex with many, many different levels of character dynamics his forays into Arab history, on the other hand, seemed shallow Often, Rivlin s opinion overtook any of the other academic characters interpretations of the nature of the Arab state, which just made the main character seem arrogant, close minded, and staunch In one example of this, a younger scholar within Rivlin s department is up for tenure The scholar is described as interdisciplinary, and is embracing of post colonialist and identity theory in research about Arab history Not only does Rivlin sabotage the scholar s chances at tenure during a committee review, he finds a way to mock this new generation of researchers while delivering a eulogy towards the end of the book In my very American interpretation, the main character is plainly unlikable The brides of The Liberated Bride all, in their own way, find a path to shedding Rivlin from their lives Samaher, the recently married graduate assistant, through finishing her term paper Galya, through reconciliation with Rivlin s son Even if this is the book s intent and where it gets its title , much of the text is unnecessary and obscures the reader s path to either a conclusion or aintrospective development of the problem at hand professional writer s block caused by the self inflicted, needless misery of one s personal life Even though his double search for truth ends up revealing nothing for Rivlin, both throughout the book and in its close, he suddenly obtains the will to edit finish off some chapters in his book Why Yes, the reader does find out the truth regarding Rivlin s familial issues in the final 20 pages, though this truth isn t disclosed to the main character I found this path of causality to be like a poorly executed magic trick reader, alone, learns the truth of the Ofer Galya ex marriage, Rivlin finishes his book With so much extraneous text leading up to that moment, A.B Jehoshua s conclusion didn t provide a sense of payoff, at all, in the nearly 600 page novel On the plus side, the prose and translation is quite beautiful Several moments of imagery were done so thoughtfully and naturally the dialogue is entirely natural throughout Until the plot became bogged down with trite events and thin, short lived plot points, Part 1 of the novel contained many elements of 5 star literature The problem with reading a novel translated from a language you know is that you keep untranslating it Anyway, this book is very good Remarkable insights into contemporary Israeli society And the most loathsome main character I ve come across in a good long while I hated him. And the award for most insufferable protagonist in a novel goes to The Liberated Bride Mazel tov The Liberated Bride is the story of Rivlin, a middle aged man who is singularly obsessed with his son s failed marriage Although the divorce occurred five years prior to the story, Rivlin thinks of little else Early in the story he begins a course of stalking his former in laws and their longtime employee in a quest to find out what happened.Intertwined is a secondary story about a Palestinia And the award for most insufferable protagonist in a novel goes to The Liberated Bride Mazel tov The Liberated Bride is the story of Rivlin, a middle aged man who is singularly obsessed with his son s failed marriage Although the divorce occurred five years prior to the story, Rivlin thinks of little else Early in the story he begins a course of stalking his former in laws and their longtime employee in a quest to find out what happened.Intertwined is a secondary story about a Palestinian Israeli student and her family I found myself actively routing against Rivlin throughout the book It got to the point pretty early on where I didn t even want to know what happened as it felt like such an utter invasion of this fictitious couples privacy The book was longer than necessary and I feel that parts were written as a way for Yehoshua to showcase his intelligence This is the second book I ve read by Yehoshua, so I had an idea what I was getting into A multi layered, elaborate and laborious novel Immersing myself in it was quite a challenge A plot that deals with many themes that merge every now and then Themes that dwell mostly on interactions between Jews and Arabs, family members, cultures and academics among others It left me unfulfilled a bit despite some big chunks of great writing, and also tired I wish it wasthan average, so it coul This is the second book I ve read by Yehoshua, so I had an idea what I was getting into A multi layered, elaborate and laborious novel Immersing myself in it was quite a challenge A plot that deals with many themes that merge every now and then Themes that dwell mostly on interactions between Jews and Arabs, family members, cultures and academics among others It left me unfulfilled a bit despite some big chunks of great writing, and also tired I wish it wasthan average, so it could justify the labor it required