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Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Amos Oz

Last week was the Shloshim - the thirty day remembrance day - of Amos Oz who died in December at the age of 79. He was a novelist, journalist, peace advocate, literature professor and intellectual. Four years ago I posted here a review of one of his last novels, Between Friends. If you have never read Oz you might want to start (though it's long and heavy) with his brilliant autobiographical novel, A Tale of Love and Darkness. My Michael, To Know A Woman and Black Box are among his most known books, but you can't go wrong with any book you pick. A few years ago he co-authored a non-fiction book with his law professor daughter, Fania Oz-Salzberger (who is married to law professor Eli Salzberger - because Israelis, including Israeli law professors, are each a Kevin Bacon of connectivity) called Jews and Words (Yale Press). Oz's writing will forever remain in the canon of great literature with a deep moral compass. 

Posted by Orly Lobel on February 5, 2019 at 08:45 PM | Permalink

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