A Tale of Love and Darkness

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A Tale of Love and Darkness

By Amos Oz; N. R. M. de Lange (Translator)

Harvest Books, Paperback, 9780156032520, 538pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2005

Description
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 Yorker"A 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.


About the Author
AMOS OZwas 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 Mediterranee Etranger in 2010. He lives in Tel Aviv, Israel.

About the Author:
Nicholas de Lange is a rabbi and Lecturer in Rabbinics at the University of Cambridge. In addition, he has translated the works of Amos Oz and has written several books on Jewish literature.


Praise For A Tale of Love and Darkness

PRAISE FOR A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS

"Detailed and beautiful . . . As he writes about himself and his family, Oz is also writing part of the history of the Jews . . . We are in the hands here of a capable, practiced seducer."--Los Angeles Times

"This lyrical saga . . . succeeds both as a revelatory tale of the artist as young man and a gripping portrait of the young Jewish state itself."--The Miami Herald


"[An] indelible memoir"
-John Leonard

"Touching, haunting, wrenching, amusing, and sometimes downright hilarious...the best book Oz has ever written"
-Robert Alter