The Amos Oz Reader (Paperback)

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By Amos Oz, Prof. Nitza Ben Dov (Editor), Robert Alter (Foreword by)
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Description


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. Included are excerpts from his celebrated novels, among them Where the Jackals Howl, A Perfect Peace, My Michael, Fima, Black Box, and To Know a Woman. 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. Robert Alter, a noted Hebrew scholar and translator, has provided an illuminating introduction.

About the Author


AMOS OZ (1939–2018) was born in Jerusalem. He was the recipient of the Prix Femina, the Frankfurt Peace Prize, the Goethe Prize, the Primo Levi Prize, and the National Jewish Book Award, among other international honors. His work, including A Tale of Love and Darkness and In the Land of Israel, has been translated into forty-four languages. 

Praise For…


"Bringing the same intensity of engagement and passion for poetic expression to fiction and nonfiction alike, [Oz] articulates the psychological complexity beneath the armor of Israel's bellicose politics and the tragedy of its geopolitical predicament. This well-organized volume reaches back to the 1960s, mixes genres, and showcases Oz's beautifully mythic prose...Timely and illuminating."-Donna Seaman, Booklist  "[T]his literary album contains striking snapshots by a gifted writer with a capacious heart and humane philosophy." -Kirkus Reviews 

" This well-organized volume reaches back to the 1960s, mixes genres, and showcases Oz’s beautifully mythic prose...Fluent in social matters, Oz finds meaning in the lives of individuals, each a cosmos of pain and love. Timely and illuminating."
— Donna Seaman

"...this literary album contains striking snapshots by a gifted writer with a capacious heart and humane philosophy."
— Kirkus Reviews

"...all [the selections] are representative of an intensely poetic writer who is concerned with contemporary life in a conflicted Israel. Oz's subjects come out of his experiences of kibbutz living, war, and the struggles of individuals who are in conflict with Israeli society's ideals. For readers wanting to sample the range of this important international writer, this collection will serve as a fine introduction."
— Library Journal

"If you don't know Oz, then start right here and become hooked."
— Buffalo News


Product Details
ISBN: 9780156035668
ISBN-10: 0156035669
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: April 14th, 2009
Pages: 416
Language: English