Amos Oz at home. A devoted father who fails to challenge his daughter’s lover, an old friend, a man his own age; an elderly gardener who carries on his shoulders the sorrows of the world; a woman writing perversely poignant letters to her husband’s mistress. Each of these stories is a luminous human and literary study; together they offer an eloquent portrait of an idea, and of a charged and fascinating epoch.
Between Friends #ad - These eight interconnected stories, set in the fictitious Kibbutz Yekhat, draw masterly profiles of idealistic men and women enduring personal hardships in the shadow of one of the greatest collective dreams of the twentieth century.
A Tale of Love and DarknessMariner Books #ad - The story of a writer who becomes an active participant in the political life of his nation. One of the most enchanting and deeply satisfying books that I have read in many years. New republic Mariner Books. Winner of the national jewish book awardinternational Bestseller "An ingenious work that circles around the rise of a state, the tragic destiny of a mother, a boy’s creation of a new self.
The new yorkera family saga and a magical self-portrait of a writer who witnessed the birth of a nation and lived through its turbulent history. The story of a man who leaves the constraints of his family and community to join a kibbutz, change his name, marry, have children. A tale of love and darkness is the story of a boy who grows up in war-torn Jerusalem, in a small apartment crowded with books in twelve languages and relatives speaking nearly as many.
A Tale of Love and Darkness #ad - The story of an adolescent whose life has been changed forever by his mother’s suicide.
JudasMariner Books #ad - There is, a third, however, mysterious presence in his new home. Oz pitches the book’s heartbreak and humanism perfectly from first page to last. New york times book Review “Scintillating. Piece by piece, haunted by tragic history and now home to the three misfits and their intricate relationship, the old Jerusalem stone house, reveals its secrets.
. An old-fashioned novel of ideas that is strikingly and compellingly modern. Observer Jerusalem, 1959. Atalia abravanel, a beautiful woman in her forties, the daughter of a deceased Zionist leader, entrances young Shmuel even as she keeps him at a distance. At once an exquisite love story and a coming-of-age novel, an allegory for the state of Israel and for the biblical tale from which it draws its title, Judas is Amos Oz’s most powerful novel in decades.
Judas #ad - Oz has written one of the most triumphant novels of his career. Forward “A big beautiful novel. Funny, wise, and provoking.
WHERE THE JACKALS HOWLMariner Books #ad - Some are love stories, more are hate stories, and frequently the two urges intertwine. Each of the eight stories in this volume grips the reader from the first line. Mariner Books. Each conveys the tension and intensity of feeling in the founding period of Israel, a brand-new state with an age-old history. Amos oz's first book—beautifully repackaged—is a disturbing and moving collection of short stories about kibbutz life.
Dear Zealots: Letters from a Divided LandHoughton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - . Mariner Books. Dear zealots is not just a brilliant book of thoughts and ideas—it is a depiction of one man’s struggle, who for decades has insisted on keeping a sharp, strident and lucid perspective in the face of chaos and at times of madness. David grossman, winner of the man booker international prize from the incomparable Amos Oz comes a series of three essays: on the universal nature of fanaticism and its possible cures, on the Jewish roots of humanism and the need for a secular pride in Israel, and on the geopolitical standing of Israel in the wider Middle East and internationally.
Dear zealots is classic amos oz—fluid, masterly, rich, and perfectly timed for a world in which polarization and extremism are rising everywhere. The essays were written, learned telling of history, to be thumbed through and studied, "first and foremost" for his grandchildren: they are a patient, and politics, religion, Oz states, clung to even, as we march toward an uncertain future.
Dear Zealots: Letters from a Divided Land #ad - An urgent and deeply necessary work, Dear Zealots offers three powerful essays that speak directly to our present age, on the rise of zealotry in Israel and around the world. Concise, evocative.
My MichaelMariner Books #ad - A modern Israeli Madame Bovary. New york times book reviewset in 1950s jerusalem, My Michael is the story of a remote and intense woman named Hannah Gonen and her marriage to a decent but unremarkable man named Michael. As the years pass and hannah’s tempestuous fantasy life encroaches upon reality, she feels increasingly estranged from him and the marriage gradually disintegrates.
Thoughtful, self-assured and highly sophisticated, full of the most skillful modulations of tone and texture. Gorgeously written, profoundly moving, this extraordinary novel is at once a haunting love story, and a rich reflective portrait of a place. A dazzling, very beautiful, splendidly conceived and composed book.
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Jews and Words Posen Library of Jewish Culture and CivilizationYale University Press #ad - They suggest that jewish continuity, depends not on central places, even Jewish uniqueness, monuments, heroic personalities, or rituals but rather on written words and an ongoing debate between the generations. Through a blend of storytelling and scholarship, father and daughter tell the tales behind Judaism’s most enduring names, disputes, conversation and argument, texts, adages, and quips.
These words, they argue, compose the chain connecting Abraham with the Jews of every subsequent generation. Framing the discussion within such topics as continuity, from the unnamed, and individualism, Oz and Oz-Salzberger deftly engage Jewish personalities across the ages, timelessness, women, possibly female author of the Song of Songs through obscure Talmudists to contemporary writers.
Jews and Words Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization #ad - . Yale University Press. Full of learning, and humor, jews and words offers an extraordinary tour of the words at the heart of Jewish culture and extends a hand to the reader, any reader, lyricism, to join the conversation. Mariner Books. Why are words so important to so many jews? Novelist Amos Oz and historian Fania Oz-Salzberger roam the gamut of Jewish history to explain the integral relationship of Jews and words.
Scenes from Village LifeMariner Books #ad - Scenes from village life is a memorable novel in stories by the inimitable Amos Oz: a brilliant, unsettling glimpse of what goes on beneath the surface of everyday life. Translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange“Finely wrought. Scenes from village Life is like a symphony, its movements more impressive together than in isolation.
Oz writes characterizations that are subtle but surgically precise, rendering this work a powerfully understated treatment of an uneasy Israeli conscience. Publishers weekly, starred“Informed by everything, weighed down by nothing, this is an exquisite work of art. The scotsman Mariner Books. And where has the mayor’s wife gone, the veneer of new wealth—gourmet restaurants, a winery—barely conceals the scars of war and of past generations: disused air-raid shelters, vanished without a trace, art galleries, rusting farm tools, her note saying “Don’t worry about me”?Around the village, and trucks left wherever they stopped.
Scenes from Village Life #ad - . Could it be their tenant, that young Arab? But then the young Arab hears the digging sounds too. A disgruntled retired politician complains to his daughter that he hears the sound of digging at night.
How to Cure a FanaticPrinceton University Press #ad - Oz argues that the israeli-palestinian conflict is not a war of religion or cultures or traditions, but rather a real estate dispute―one that will be resolved not by greater understanding, but by painful compromise. Fresh, and inspiring, insightful, how to Cure a Fanatic brings a new voice of sanity to the cacophony on Israeli-Palestinian relations―a voice no one can afford to ignore.
Mariner Books. He also comments on related issues―the Gaza pullout, Yasser Arafat's death, and the war in Iraq―in an extended interview at the end of the book. The brilliant clarity of these essays, coupled with Oz’s ironic sense of humor in illuminating the serious, breathes new life into this old debate.
How to Cure a Fanatic #ad - Yale University Press. In two concise, powerful essays, the award-winning author offers unique insight into the true nature of extremism and proposes a reasoned and respectful approach to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Internationally acclaimed novelist Amos Oz grew up in war-torn Jerusalem, where as a boy he witnessed firsthand the poisonous consequences of fanaticism.
The Hill of Evil CounselHarvest #ad - Condition: New. Yale University Press. Meanwhile, a wife abandons her husband, and a dying man longs for his departed lover. The hill of evil counsel is "as complex, vivid, and uncompromising as Jerusalem itself" Nation. Tracking provided on most orders. Mariner Books. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold!
Refugees drawn to jerusalem in search of safety are confronted by activists relentlessly preparing for an uprising, oblivious to the risks. Among these characters lives a boy named Uri, a friend and confidant of several conspirators who love and humor him as he weaves in and out of all three stories. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.
The Hill of Evil Counsel #ad - Sensuous prose and indelible imagery. New york timesthree stories in which history and imagination intertwine to re-create the world of Jerusalem during the last days of the British Mandate. Isbn13: 9780156402750 .
The Amos Oz ReaderMariner Books #ad - Tracking provided on most orders. Isbn13: 9780156402750 . Nonfiction is represented by selections from under This Blazing Light, The Slopes of Lebanon, In the Land of Israel, and Oz’s masterpiece, A Tale of Love and Darkness. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Yale University Press.
Included are excerpts from his celebrated novels, My Michael, among them Where the Jackals Howl, Fima, Black Box, A Perfect Peace, and To Know a Woman. The reader draws on oz’s entire body of work, loosely grouped into four themes: the kibbutz, the city of Jerusalem, the idea of a "promised land, " and his own life story.
The Amos Oz Reader #ad - Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Robert alter, a noted Hebrew scholar and translator, has provided an illuminating introduction. Mariner Books. Condition: New.