To Jerusalem and Back

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To Jerusalem and Back

By Saul Bellow

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780141180755, 192pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 1998

Description
Nobel laureate Saul Bellow's revealing interviews and meditations, steeped in history and literature, on the unique spirit and challenges of Israel
A powerful, stimulating testament, "To Jerusalem and Back" is a rigorous attempt to come to grips with Israel's history and future. Immersing himself in the landscape and culture of this small state in perpetual crisis, Bellow records the opinions, passions, and dreams of Israelis of varying viewpoints Yitzak Rabin, Amos Oz, the editor of the largest Arab-language newspaper in Israel, a kibbutznik escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto and adds his own reflections on being Jewish in the twentieth century. Saul Bellow's journey is not merely an exploration of a very beautiful and very troubled city; it is a major literary work, and an urgently important one.
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About the Author
Saul Bellow won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel HUMBOLDT S GIFT in 1975, and in 1976 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for the human understanding and subtle analysis of contemporary culture that are combined in his work. He is the only novelist to receive three National Book Awards, for THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH, HERZOG, and MR. SAMMLER S PLANET