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Amos Oz
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... show more



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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Birth date: 1939-05-04
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Merle
Merle rated it 4 years ago
I am sure it must be exhausting to have a perfect memory of every storefront, furnishing and knick-knack you've laid eyes on since early childhood. However, if you choose to inflict all this information on me in the form of a memoir, your book is going straight back to the library. Abandoned on pa...
Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it 5 years ago
p. 15. “Gli adulti ancora in grado di ricordare di solito preferivano tacere. Negare. Far finta di avere dimenticato”.Accade a chi non riesce a penetrare nel folto del bosco. Accade a chi fugge, a chi ha paura. Accade ai vigliacchi.I vigliacchi che negano, tacciono e fingono di non ricordare illuden...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 5 years ago
Amos Oz is considered one of the leading lights of Israeli literature and there's buzz he's a candidate for a Nobel Prize. This particular book, his memoir, "was nominated one of the ten most important books since the creation of the State of Israel." And at times I truly can understand why. The man...
Well-Lucubrated
Well-Lucubrated rated it 5 years ago
A charming little story. Any attempts to summarize it would do it injustice, would make it sound like a trifle. Its simplicitly, however, is a strength. Oz writes in wonderful prose, and the story is just ambiguous enough to adumbrate a number of possible interpretations, likely all and none correct...
Leslie's Book Fort
Leslie's Book Fort rated it 6 years ago
According to Jewish tradition, creation begins with words, as God speaks the universe into being in the first chapter of Genesis. In their book Jews and Words, novelist and essayist Amos Oz and his daughter, historian Fania Oz-Salzburger, assert that it is words that form the true chain linking Jews...
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