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Oz, Amos

Works: 758 works in 2,552 publications in 20 languages and 37,398 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Interviews  Juvenile works  Love stories  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Honoree, Creator, Translator, Other, Dedicatee, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction
Classifications: PJ5054.O9, 892.436
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Most widely held works about Amos Oz
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In the land of Israel by Amos Oz( Book )
29 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A distinguished Israeli novelist discusses the experiences and opinions of soldiers, religious leaders, Arabs, and other typical inhabitants of Israel and the West Bank
A perfect peace by Amos Oz( Book )
45 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Oz's strangest, riskiest, and richest novel."--Washington Post Book World Israel, just before the Six-Day War. On a kibbutz, the country's founders and their children struggle to come to terms with their land and with each other. The messianic father exults in accomplishments that had once been only dreams; the son longs to establish an identity apart from his father; the fragile young wife is out of touch with reality; and the gifted and charismatic "outsider" seethes with emotion. Through the interplay of these brilliantly realized characters, Oz evokes a drama that is chillingly, strikingly universal. "[Oz is] a peerless, imaginative chronicler of his country's inner and outer transformations."--Independent (UK)
The same sea by Amos Oz( Book )
52 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the internationally acclaimed Israeli author comes a heartbreaking and sensuous novel in verse that involves a widowed father, a prodigal son, and the son's enticing young girlfriend
Black box by Amos Oz( Book )
49 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of letters record the wrecked marriage of Ilana and Alex and the struggle for the soul of their wayward son, Boaz. Drawn into the tangled web are the tragicomic figure of Ilana's second husband, a religious fanatic and Alex's lawyer, determined to save Alex from himself
To know a woman by Amos Oz( Book )
19 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book" Translation of La-da'at ishah
My Michael by Amos Oz( Book )
37 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This novel is at once a haunting love story and a reflective portrait of place."--BOOK JACKET
Fima by Amos Oz( Book )
41 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 10 languages and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Fima lives in Jerusalem, but feels that he is in Jerusalem by mistake, that he ought to be somewhere else. In the course of his life he has had several love affairs, several ideas, has written a book of poems that aroused some expectations, has thought about the purpose of the universe and where the country has lost its way, has spun a detailed fantasy about founding a new political movement, has felt longings of one sort or another, and the constant desire to open a new chapter. And here he is now, in his early fifties, in this shabby flat on a gloomy wet morning, engaged in a humiliating struggle to release the corner of his shirt from the zipper of his fly." "With rare wit, intimate knowledge of the human heart, and his usual storytelling mastery, Amos Oz portrays a man - and a generation that dreams noble dreams but does nothing."--Jacket
Rhyming life & death by Amos Oz( Book )
18 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ingenious, witty, behind-the-scenes novel about eight hours in the life of an author. A literary celebrity is in Tel Aviv on a stifling hot night to give a reading from his new book. While the obligatory inane questions ("Why do you write? What is it like to be famous? Do you write with a pen or on a computer?) are being asked and answered, his attention wanders and he begins to invent lives for the strangers he sees around him. Among them are Yakir Bar-Orian Zhitomirski, a self-styled literary guru; Tsefania Beit-Halachmi, a poet (whose work provides the novel's title); and Rochele Reznik, a professional reader, with whom the Author has a brief but steamy sexual skirmish; to say nothing of Ricky the waitress, the real object of his desire. One life story builds on another--and the author finds himself unexpectedly involved with his creations
Don't call it night by Amos Oz( Book )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A romance in Israel between No'a, a 45-year-old school teacher, and Theo, a 60-year old civil engineer. They are longtime lovers whose relationship is disintegrating--his passivity irritates her, her energy threatens him. Told from alternative points of view against the background of life in a settlement in the Negev Desert
Elsewhere, perhaps by Amos Oz( Book )
42 editions published between 1895 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scandal rocks a kibbutz community, but the plight of a pregnant, unmarried girl brings it together again
The hill of evil counsel : three stories translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange in collaboration with the author by Amos Oz( Book )
29 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Catalan and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historical background of Jerusalem in the mandate period, including the the hopes before the State of Israel
Touch the water, touch the wind by Amos Oz( Book )
26 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unto death by Amos Oz( Book )
23 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Where the jackals howl and other stories by Amos Oz( Book )
26 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and Polish and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amos Oz's first book-beautifully repackaged-is a disturbing and moving collection of short stories about kibbutz life. Each of the eight stories in this volume grips the reader from the first line. Each conveys the tension and intensity of feeling in the founding period of Israel, a brand-new state with an age-old history. Some are love stories, more are hate stories, and frequently the two urges intertwine
The slopes of Lebanon by Amos Oz( Book )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As well as being one of Israel's preeminent writers of fiction, Amos Oz was one of the first voices of conscience in Israel to advocate the creation of a Palestinian state and has been a leading figure of the Peace Now movement since 1977. This superb collection of essays offers Oz's cogent views on Israel's offensive into Lebanon in 1982; fanaticism of all stripes; the PLO; Israeli terrorism; the new militarism and the growing intolerance toward the Arab population in Israel; Jewish attitudes toward the Holocaust, and its misappropriation by the right and left alike; Claude Lanzmann's film Shoah; the dream of Zionism and its failures; and much more
Jews and words by Amos Oz( Book )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The authors roam the gamut of Jewish history to explain the integral relationship of Jews and words. Father and daughter tell the tales behind Judaism's most enduring names, adages, disputes, texts, and quips. These words, they argue, compose the chain connecting Abraham with the Jews of every subsequent generation. From the unnamed, possibly female author of the Song of Songs through obscure Talmudists to contemporary writers, they suggest that Jewish continuity, even Jewish uniqueness, depends not on central places, monuments, heroic personalities, or rituals but rather on written words and an ongoing debate between the generations
The story begins : essays on literature by Amos Oz( Book )
17 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In these playful and perceptive commentaries, Oz shares his rich and rewarding experience as novelist, critic, and teacher. As he analyzes the opening sections of novels and short stories by such writers as Gogol, Kafka, Chekhov, Garcia Marquez, Raymond Carver, and with passing reference to other classics of world literature, Oz instructs, challenges, guides, and he entertains. Who hasn't been through the experience of sitting in front of a blank page, with its toothless mouth grinning at you? Some great writers write and rewrite the first sentence of a book a hundred times and never get beyond it. Others, presumably, give up altogether and, perhaps in despair, decide to begin just as it comes to them." "Oz explores with passion and wit why beginnings are as important as endings. He highlights opening paragraphs in which authors make promises they may not deliver, or deliver promises in unexpected ways, or deliver more than they have promised. It is a game that miraculously and playfully engages both writer and reader."--Jacket
Suddenly in the depths of the forest by Amos Oz( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two children, living in a gray and gloomy village where all of the animals disappeared years before, spot a fish, and their curiosity leads them into the depths of the forest
Between friends by Amos Oz( Book )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Oz lifts the veil on kibbutz existence without palaver. His pinpoint descriptions are pared to perfection. His people twitch with life." -- Scotsman In Between Friends, Amos Oz returns to the kibbutz of the late 1950s, the time and place where his writing began. These eight interconnected stories, set in the fictitious Kibbutz Yekhat, draw masterly profiles of idealistic men and women enduring personal hardships in the shadow of one of the greatest collective dreams of the twentieth century. A devoted father who fails to challenge his daughter's lover, an old friend, a man his own age; an elderly gardener who carries on his shoulders the sorrows of the world; a woman writing poignant letters to her husband's mistress--amid this motley group of people, a man named Martin attempts to teach everyone Esperanto. Each of these stories is a luminous human and literary study; together they offer an eloquent portrait of an idea and of a charged and fascinating epoch. Amos Oz at home. And at his best. Translated from the Hebrew by Sondra Silverston "--
Soumchi by Amos Oz( Book )
29 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young boy in modern-day Jerusalem trades away one possession after another, only to find something much more wonderful--his first love
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Audience level: 0.29 (from 0.07 for Suddenly i ... to 0.92 for Pulḥan ha ...)
Alternative Names
ʿAuz, ʿĀmūs 1939-
Klausner , Amos
Klausner, Amos 1939-
Ḳlozner, ʻAmos
Ḳlozner, ʿAmos 1939-
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ʿŌz, ʿAmōs 1939-
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Ozs, Amoss
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ʿU-z, ʿĀmūs 1939-
ʻŪz, ʻĀmūs
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ʿWZ, ʿĀmôs 1939-
Ŵz, 'Amŵs.
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Оз, Амос
Оз, Амос 1939-
עוז, עמוס.
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עז עמוס 1939-....
קלוזנר, עמוס 1939-
عاموس عوز، 1939-
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