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Batya Gur (1947–2005)

Autor(a) de Saturday Morning Murder

16 Works 1,845 Membros 58 Críticas 7 Favorited

About the Author

Batya Gur teaches literature at a Jerusalem high school and is a book critic for the Israeli newspaper Ha-Aretz. She has written several murder mysteries, only one of which has been translated into English. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Séries

Obras por Batya Gur

Saturday Morning Murder (1989) 388 exemplares, 14 críticas
The Literary Murder (1991) 373 exemplares, 9 críticas
Murder on a Kibbutz (1991) 339 exemplares, 11 críticas
Murder Duet (2000) 242 exemplares, 8 críticas
Bethlehem Road Murder (2004) 219 exemplares, 9 críticas
Murder in Jerusalem (2004) 191 exemplares, 5 críticas
Stone for Stone (1998) 33 exemplares, 1 crítica
I Didn't Imagine It Would Be This Way (1994) 30 exemplares, 1 crítica
Die schwarze Schatulle (2000) 16 exemplares
Jerusalem (2000) 7 exemplares
After Birth (1998) 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
בתיה גור
Data de nascimento
1947-01-20
Data de falecimento
2005-05-19
Localização do túmulo
Givat Shaul, Jerusalem, Israel
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
Israel
Local de nascimento
Tel Aviv, Israel
Local de falecimento
Jerusalem, Israel
Causa da morte
Gur died of lung cancer
Educação
Hebrew University of Jerusalem (MA - Comparative Literature)
Ocupações
essayist
novelist
teacher
literary critic
Relações
Hirschfeld, Ariel (husband)
Organizações
Haaretz

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Batya Gur, whom The New York Times said was almost single-handedly responsible for making the detective novel a flourishing genre in Israeli letters, wrote her first crime novel at the age of 39. She had been a literary critic for Ha'aretz newspaper. She studied Hebrew Literature and History at the Hebrew University and completed her MA in Comparative Literature. She taught literature in high school before moving to live in the United States for many years.

Membros

Críticas

Asesinato en el corazón de Jerusalén
Batya Gur
Publicado: 2001 | 331 páginas
Novela Policial
Serie: Michael Ohayon #5

El cadáver de una joven con la cara destrozada es encontrado en el desván de una casa situada en la carretera de Belén, en el barrio de Baqah de Jerusalén. El superintendente Michael Ohayon acaba de comprarse una nueva casa en ese barrio y, cuando se dirige a verla, es reclamado en el lugar del crimen. Allí le esperan un amor del pasado y un romance que nunca llegó a terminarse. Como en sus libros anteriores, Batya Gur presenta una investigación criminal compleja y cautivadora, que nos adentra en un mundo cerrado y con leyes propias. En este caso la acción transcurre en un barrio de Jerusalén en donde se condensa la realidad israelí en miniatura, una realidad cuyos resquicios Gur dibuja de forma prodigiosa al huir de ideas preconcebidas. A lo largo de la investigación, Michael Ohayon nos irá descubriendo poco a poco todo lo que se oculta tras la realidad más evidente.… (mais)
 
Assinalado
libreriarofer | 4 outras críticas | Jul 3, 2024 |
The subtitles of Gur's detective series featuring Israeli detective Superintendent Michael Ohayon give the reader a hint of what's in store....this one is "A Critical Case". (It's more than just word play although I love them for that alone; the first was The Saturday Morning Murder: A Psychoanalytical Case, and next up is Murder on the Kibbutz: A Communal Case.) One does not approach these expecting thrill-a-minute action or Holmesian deduction. They are intellectual exercises above and beyond simply figuring out whodunit. In this one, the key to solving two murders within the Hebrew Literature department of Hebrew University in Jerusalem lies in philosophical debate over artistic ethics. Despite his superior's repeated declarations that the police department "is NOT a university", it is Ohayon's academic background and growing understanding of politics within that community which allows him to finally parse out how a nationally recognized poet and one of his most fervent disciples ended up dead by violence within days of one another. Lots of fairly dense discussion among the characters about the value of poetry, what constitutes "good" poetry, what can and should be sacrificed to Art, as well as some true literary criticism and interpretation of Biblical references in the work of poets Natan Zach and Solomon ibn Gabirol made this a challenging, yet rewarding read. If I have a quibble it is that occasionally I felt I might be missing something due to the translation.… (mais)
½
 
Assinalado
laytonwoman3rd | 8 outras críticas | Nov 9, 2022 |
This is the first in a short series of detective novels featuring Chief Inspector Michael Ohayon of Jerusalem's Major Crime Unit. Ohayon is a policeman by default, as he was on course to earn a PhD in Medieval history when he found himself "trapped" into marrying his pregnant girlfriend. We meet him years later, when his marriage has dissolved, and he is again feeling somewhat trapped in a career he is not terribly enthusiastic about. He is, nevertheless, a good investigator, and when he is faced with the particularly puzzling murder of a prominent psychoanalyst, he brings his unique thought processes to bear on the few clues he has to work with. This is not a fast-paced, high suspense, thrill-a-minute police procedural, but rather, as the subtitle tells us, "A psychoanalytic case". I enjoyed it very much and will carry on with the next in the series, Literary Murder. Translated from the original Hebrew.… (mais)
½
 
Assinalado
laytonwoman3rd | 13 outras críticas | Oct 31, 2022 |
Una novela policíaca en donde la trama policial es lo menos relevante. La autora es incapaz de provocar en el lector incertidumbres y suposiciones respecto a quién puede ser el asesino. Ni siquiera parece destacable la resolución del caso, tan sólo como cierre de la obra.
Parece que toda la novela y el aparente argumento es una excusa para hablar del movimiento kibbutz, convirtiéndose en el auténtico tema argumental. Aquí la autora, sin explayarse en demasía en explicaciones farragosas, es una novela y no un ensayo, describe bastante bien lo que es un kibbutz, su desarrollo, sus virtudes y carencias, sus contradicciones y tensiones internas, la posibilidad o dificultad de cambios estructurales profundos en el movimiento dentro del seno de la actual sociedad israelí,…
En suma, una mediocre novela policíaca pero una excelente introducción para quién esté interesado en esa mezcla de socialismo y sionismo que dio origen y sustentó el desarrollo durante décadas del movimiento kibbutz y en alguna medida del estado de Israel.
… (mais)
 
Assinalado
GilgameshUruk | 10 outras críticas | Jul 17, 2022 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
16
Membros
1,845
Popularidade
#13,951
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
58
ISBN
122
Línguas
10
Marcado como favorito
7

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