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A Voice Still HeardSelected Essays of Irving Howe$
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Irving Howe and Nina Howe

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300203660

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300203660.001.0001

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Absalom in Israel: Review of Past Continuous {1985}

Absalom in Israel: Review of Past Continuous {1985}

(p.241) Absalom in Israel: Review of Past Continuous {1985}
A Voice Still Heard

Irving Howe

Yale University Press

This chapter presents Irving Howe's 1985 review of Past Continuous, a novel by by Israeli author Yaakov Shabtai. The book tells the story of three friends in Tel Aviv during the 1970s and the personal loss they felt. Howe compares the atttitudes of the younger characters with those of the older ones with respect to subjects such as socialism, religious Jews, and Israel.

Keywords:   novel, Irving Howe, Past Continuous, Yaakov Shabtai, Tel Aviv, personal loss, socialism, Jews, Israel

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