In the Land of Israel: Essays

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HMH, 1993 M10 31 - 304 pages
A snapshot of Israel and the West Bank in the 1980s, through the voices of its inhabitants, from the National Jewish Book Award–winning author of Judas.
 
Notebook in hand, renowned author and onetime kibbutznik Amos Oz traveled throughout his homeland to talk with people—workers, soldiers, religious zealots, aging pioneers, desperate Arabs, visionaries—asking them questions about Israel’s past, present, and future. Observant or secular, rich or poor, native-born or new immigrant, they shared their points of view, memories, hopes, and fears, and Oz recorded them.
 
What emerges is a distinctive portrait of a changing nation and a complex society, supplemented by Oz’s own observations and reflections, that reflects an insider’s view of a country still forming its own identity. In the Land of Israel is “an exemplary instance of a writer using his craft to come to grips with what is happening politically and to illuminate certain aspects of Israeli society that have generally been concealed by polemical formulas” (The New York Times).
 

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Contents

THANK GOD FOR HIS DAILY BLESSINGS
THE INSULT AND THE FURY
THE FINGER OF GOD?
JUST A PEACE
THE TENDER AMONG YOU AND VERY DELICATE
AN ARGUMENT ON LIFE AND DEATH A
AN ARGUMENT ON LIFE AND DEATH B
THE DAWN
A COSMIC JEW
A MIDWINTER EPILOGUE
SOME REACTIONS TO IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL
A POSTSCRIPT TEN YEARS LATER
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Back Cover
Spine
Copyright

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AMOS OZ was born in Jerusalem in 1939. He is the author of fourteen novels and collections of short fiction, and numerous works of nonfiction. His acclaimed memoir A Tale of Love and Darkness was an international bestseller and recipient of the prestigious Goethe Prize, as well as the National Jewish Book Award. Scenes from Village Life, a New York Times Notable Book, was awarded the Prix Méditerranée Étranger in 2010. He lives in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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