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Book review: Judas by Amos Oz

November 27, 2016

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“For Oz’s fans and liberal Zionist fiction readers Judas is a required text whose writing is its own reward.” — from my review of in New York Journal of Books I devote more of my review to the novel’s historical background and what I infer is its contemporary political message, and consequently less to its […]

Amos Oz returns to the kibbutz in Between Friends

September 27, 2013

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Here is my New York Journal of Books review of Amos Oz‘s new book of short stories Between Friends. As I discuss in my examiner article, this book and his previous book of short stories reflect two distinct emotional reactions to capitalism’s defeat of socialism in Israeli society and its economy. Amos Oz

2011 Jewish fiction and poetry books

January 2, 2012

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2011 Jewish fiction and poetry books   (a list of Jewish fiction and poetry books I reviewed in the past year).   New York Journal of Books In my other gig I write book reviews for New York Journal of Books; here is a list of Jewish fiction and poetry books I reviewed in the past year […]

In “Scenes from Village Life” Amos Oz returns to short form fiction

October 28, 2011

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In an interview on last night’s Charlie Rose show Israeli writer Amos Oz discussed his latest book, Scenes from Village Life. In my New York Journal of Books review of the book I write: “Loneliness, lethargy, depression, and vague but unmistakable feelings of anxiety pervade most of the characters and the overall mood of the […]

Another Israel Independence Day event, Israeli musicians, and Israeli movies

April 21, 2010

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via examiner.com