Past Perfect (Sof Davar)

Past Perfect (Sof Davar)

"Past Perfect" is a 1984 novel originally written in Hebrew by Israeli novelist Yaakov Shabtai. The original title, "Sof Davar" (Hebrew:סוף דבר) can be translated literally as "The End Result" or "Epilogue".

Shabtai died in 1981, before completing a final draft. The novel was published posthumously, edited for publication by the literary scholar Dan Miron and Shabtai's wife Edna.

The novel serves as a continuation of "Past Continuous" in terms of narrative and style. An English translation was published in 1987 by Viking Press.


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