Gates of Bronze is a landmark of Hebrew fiction by Israeli novelist Haim Hazaz (1898-1973). In Hazaz's fictional village of Mokry-Kut, a dot on the vast landscape of Russia, the most portentous currents converge: ideologies clash and a way of life painfully disintegrates. Translated by S. Gershon Levi, Gates Of Bronze assaults the contradictions of Jewish revolutionary universalism, offering lessons that remain instructive today.
"A panoramic vision of the shtetl's disintegration in the historical maelstrom of the Russian Revolution." - Robert Alter