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Rhyming life & death

Author: Amos Oz; N R M De Lange
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amos Oz; N R M De Lange
ISBN: 9780151013678 0151013675
OCLC Number: 251227531
Notes: "First published in Hebrew as Haruzei hahayim vehamavet by Keter Publishing House"--T.p. verso.
Description: 117 p. ; 21 cm.
Other Titles: Ḥaruze ha-ḥayim ṿeha-maṿet.
Rhyming life and death
Responsibility: Amos Oz ; translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange.
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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.

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