Other literary forms
The writer and philosopher A. B. Yehoshua (yeh-HOH-shew-uh) first came to critical attention with short-story collections he published in the 1960’s, such as Mul ha-ye’arot (1968; facing the forests). English translations of many of these early stories are collected in The Continuing Silence of a Poet (1988). By the 1980’s, in addition to novels, Yehoshua began to publish essays and to write plays, among the most notable of which is Hafatzim (pr. 1986; Possessions, 1993); he has also written children’s books. Yehoshua holds strong, and often controversial, political views, which he has defined in his collections of essays as well as through media and academic appearances and interviews.