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Under this Blazing Light

Under this Blazing Light


Part of Canto original series

  • Date Published: September 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521576222

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  • This collection – published here in English for the first time – brings together a number of political, personal and literary pieces by Israel's most celebrated novelist and littérateur. Topics covered include: an examination of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a dispute between 'right and right'; reflections on the character of Zionism, on the concept of 'homeland', and on the nature of the kibbutz; the meaning of socialism in the Israeli context; and portraits of several Jewish writers and thinkers whose ideas and themes in one way or another have proved influential or determinative for Amos Oz himself. These essays, which put a unique perspective on the author's own experiences and development, reveal a complex and humane figure of practical political influence as well as of significant literary stature. They will win for Oz new readers, while delighting those who will recognise here the qualities evident in his other writings.

    • Essays give fascinating new insight into Oz's career as novelist
    • Cast a compelling personal perspective on the Israeli–Palestinian peace accords
    • Will appeal to all those interested in Judaism and the politics, literature and culture of the Middle East
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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521576222
    • length: 220 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 135 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.246kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Events and books
    Under This Blazing Light
    'Man is the sum total of all the sin and fire pent up in his bones'
    'A ridiculous miracle hanging over our heads'
    The State as reprisal
    A modest attempt to set out a theory
    The meaning of homeland
    The discreet charm of Zionism
    A. D. Gordon today
    Thoughts on the kibbutz
    The kibbutz at the present time
    How to be a socialist
    Munia Mandel's secret language
    Pinhas Lavon
    The lost garden
    An autobiographical note
    An alien city
    Like a gangster on the night of the long knives, but somewhat in a dream
    Publication history

  • Author

    Amos Oz


    Nicholas de Lange

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