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A tale of love and darkness

A tale of love and darkness

Author: Amos Oz
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
"Amos Oz takes us on a journey through his childhood and adolescence, a quixotic child's-eye view along Jerusalem's wartorn streets in the 1940s and '50s, and into the infernal marriage of two kind, well-meaning people: his fussy, logical father, and his dreamy, romantic mother. Caught between them is one small boy with the weight of generations on his shoulders. And at the tragic heart of the story is the suicide  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Autobiographical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oz, Amos.
Tale of love and darkness.
Orlando : Harcourt, ©2004
Named Person: Amos Oz; Amos Oz; Amos Oz; Amos Oz; Amos Oz
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amos Oz
ISBN: 0151008787 9780151008780 015603252X 9780156032520
OCLC Number: 54857817
Description: 538 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Policy sociology and critical social research : a personal review of recent education policy and policy research --
Discipline and chaos : the new right and discourses of derision --
What is policy? : texts, trajectories, and toolboxes --
Educational studies, policy entrepreneurship, and social theory --
Big policies/small world : an introduction to international perspectives on education policy --
Ethics, self interest, and the market form in education --
Good school/bad school : paradox and fabrication --
Educational reform, market concepts, and ethical re-tooling --
Standards in education : privatisation, profit, and values --
The teacher's soul and the terrors of performativity --
Circuits of schooling : a sociological exploration of parental choice of school in social class contexts / Ball, S.J., R. Bowe, and S. Gewirtz --
Space, work, and the "new urban economies" / Ball, S.J., M. Maguire, and S. Macrae --
Social justice in the head : are we all libertarians now --
"Ethnic choosing" : minority ethnic students and higher education choice / Ball, S.J., D. Reay, D. and M. David --
"I heard it on the grapevine" : "hot" knowledge and school choice / Ball. S.J., and C. Vincent --
The risks of social reproduction : the middle class and education markets.
Other Titles: Sipur ʻal ahavah ṿe-ḥoshekh.
Responsibility: Amos Oz ; translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange.
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A story, in which the author takes us on a journey through his childhood and adolescence, along Jerusalem's war-torn streets in the 1940s and '50s, and into the infernal marriage of two kind,  Read more...


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One of the funniest, most tragic and most touching books I have ever read. A testament to a family, a time and a place. * Guardian * A masterpiece * Irish Times * One of the most gripping, intense Read more...

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