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Oz, Amos

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Works: 841 works in 2,406 publications in 4 languages and 35,411 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Interviews  Love stories  Psychological fiction  Fables 
Roles: Interviewee, Editor, Honoree, Translator, Creator, Other, Dedicatee, Collaborator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PJ5054.O9, 892.436
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In the land of Israel by Amos Oz( Book )
30 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and held by 1,337 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 )
26 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,129 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)
To know a woman by Amos Oz( Book )
20 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,120 libraries worldwide
"A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book" Translation of La-da'at ishah
My Michael by Amos Oz( Book )
39 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,071 libraries worldwide
This novel is at once a haunting love story and a reflective portrait of place."--BOOK JACKET
The same sea by Amos Oz( Book )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 999 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
Fima by Amos Oz( Book )
16 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 956 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
Black box by Amos Oz( Book )
19 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 954 libraries worldwide
Rhyming life & death by Amos Oz( Book )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 927 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 )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 916 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
The hill of evil counsel : three stories translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange in collaboration with the author by Amos Oz( Book )
24 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 866 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 848 libraries worldwide
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Unto death by Amos Oz( Book )
22 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 831 libraries worldwide
Elsewhere, perhaps by Amos Oz( Book )
25 editions published between 1895 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 796 libraries worldwide
Scandal rocks a kibbutz community, but the plight of a pregnant, unmarried girl brings it together again
Where the jackals howl and other stories by Amos Oz( Book )
20 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 748 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 )
13 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 712 libraries worldwide
Suddenly in the depths of the forest by Amos Oz( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 652 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
Jews and words by Amos Oz( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 606 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 )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 550 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
Between friends by Amos Oz( Book )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 536 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 "--
Israel, Palestine, and peace : essays by Amos Oz( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 473 libraries worldwide
The haunting poetry of [Oz's] prose and the stunning logic of his testimony make a potent mixture."--Washington Post Book World Amos Oz was one of the first voices of conscience to advocate for a two-state solution. As a founding member of the Peace Now movement, Oz has spent over thirty-five years speaking out on this issue, and these powerful essays and speeches span an important and formative period for understanding today's tension and crises. Whether he is discoursing on the role of writers in society or recalling his grandmother's death in the context of the language's veracity; examining the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a tragicomedy or questioning the Zionist dream, Oz remains trenchant and unflinching in this moving portrait of a divided land. "[Oz is] the modern prophet of Israel."--Sunday Telegraph (UK)
 
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Alternative Names
ʿAuz, ʿĀmūs 1939-
Klausner, Amos
Klausner, Amos, 1939-
Ḳlozner, ʻAmos
Ḳlozner, ʿAmos 1939-
Os, Amos
Os, Amos 1939-
Oz, Amos
ʿŌz, ʿAmōs, 1939-
Oz, Amosz
ʿOz ʿAmws 1939-....
Ozs, Amoss
Ozs, Amoss, 1939-
ʿU-z, ʿĀmūs 1939-
ʻŪz, ʻĀmūs
ʿWZ, ʿĀmôs 1939-
Ŵz, 'Amŵs.
ʿWz ʿAmws 1939-....
Оз, Амос
עוז, עמוס.
עוז עמוס 1939-....
עז, עמוס, 1939-
عاموس عوز، 1939-
عوز، عاموس
オズ, アモス
Languages
English (457)
Hebrew (22)
Spanish (17)
German (1)
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