A Tale of Love and Darkness

Amos Oz (Author) Nicholas de Lange (Translator)
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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. 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. The story of an adolescent whose life has been changed forever by his mother's suicide. The story of a man who leaves the constraints of his family and community to join a kibbutz, change his name, marry, have children. 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

Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publish Date
November 01, 2005
Pages
538
Dimensions
5.2 X 1.4 X 7.9 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780156032520
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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 has been translated into forty-four languages.

Nicholas de Lange is Professor of Hebrew and Jewish Studies in the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge. A distinguished scholar and translator, he is author of The Penguin Dictionary of Judaism (2008), Modern Judaism: An Oxford Guide (2005) edited with Miri Freud-Kandel, and of an edited translation of Colette Sirat's Hebrew Manuscripts of the Middle Ages (2002, 2008).

Reviews

"[An] indelible memoir"
--John Leonard "New York Times "
PRAISE FOR AMOS OZ
"A commanding artist who ranks with the most important writers of our time."-Cynthia Ozick

PRAISE FOR THE SAME SEA
"Impressive and moving . . . Oz tells the story of ordinary people in an extraordinary manner . . . Literature that is both spiritually moving and secularly provocative."-Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Touching, haunting, wrenching, amusing, and sometimes downright hilarious...the best book Oz has ever written"
-- (12/27/2005)