A Tale of Love and Darkness

A Tale of Love and Darkness

Paperback (04 Aug 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

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'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

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Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099450030
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 892.436
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 517
Weight: 368g
Height: 189mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 33mm