A Tale of Love and Darkness

A Tale of Love and Darkness

Biography & True Stories, Literary Biographies, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 04/08/2005
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Synopsis

Discover Amos Oz’s most iconic work in this extraordinary memoir that is at once a great family saga and a magical self-portrait of a writer who witnessed the birth of a nation

*OVER 2 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE*

‘A hero of mine, a moral as well as literary giant’ Simon Schama

Amos Oz's remarkable, moving story takes us on a seductive journey through his childhood and adolescence, along Jerusalem's war-torn streets in the 1940s and '50s and into a small apartment crowded with books in twelve languages and relatives speaking nearly as many. Caught between them is one small boy with the weight of generations on his shoulders.

Oz dives into 120 years of family history and paradox, the saga of a Jewish love-hate affair with Europe that sweeps from Vilna and Odessa, via Poland and Prague, to Israel. Farce and heartbreak, history and humanity make up this story of clashing cultures and lives, of suffering and perseverance, of love and darkness.

‘Oz’s greatest work…not only his autobiography, but in a way the biography of Israel before it was created’ David Grossman, Observer

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099450030
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Weight: 362g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 31 mm

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A Tale of Love and Darkness
A Tale of Love and Darkness
Most of this book's energy is generated by Oz's elegant use of the friction between the personal and the political. On one level, the new book is an affect... READ MORE
Smintheus Fellin