24 10, 2018

Amos Oz considers religion irrational, but makes good points

By |2018-10-24T03:58:26-07:00October 24th, 2018|Jewish Books|

  Amos Oz (born in 1939) is the author of many books and the winner of multiple awards. Many consider him to be Israel’s most famous living author. He is a proponent of the two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict and is outspoken on the subject. He considers religion irrational. He just published a book [...]

18 06, 2017

A great Israeli writer

By |2017-06-18T06:17:52-07:00June 18th, 2017|Book Reviews|

Elsewhere, Perhaps By Amos Oz   Amos Oz, born in 1939, is properly regarded by many readers and critics as Israel’s most famous living author. He won numerous international literary prizes, such as the “Peace Prize of the German Book Trade” and “The Israel Prize.” His works have been published in over forty languages in [...]

16 04, 2017

A revelation by Amos Oz

By |2017-04-16T14:06:27-07:00April 16th, 2017|Book Reviews|

I enjoy reading books by writers from other cultures such as ancient Greek tales by Homer and Hesiod and even the earlier one called Gilgamesh, the latter making me think more deeply about the biblical Noah; novels from Spanish writers filled with magical realism, which helps me understand prophecy; books by a French Jewish Nobel [...]

31 03, 2017

The Black Box

By |2017-03-31T06:58:00-07:00March 31st, 2017|Book Reviews|

This 1993 book is excellent. It is written by Amos Oz, one of Israel's greatest writers. It is not only a well-told attention-holding story told by means of letters that one writes to another and the answers, it is a work of art, surely to be considered a classic in the future. The title is [...]

24 09, 2013

A brilliant Amos Oz book

By |2013-09-24T02:43:45-07:00September 24th, 2013|Book Reviews|

                                                                    Review by Israel Drazin              Scenes from Village Life By Amos Oz Translated by Nicholas de Lange Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011, 182 pages   Amos Oz is a great writer. He writes in Hebrew, and his books are translated into English. He is considered one of the top three Israeli writers. This book, [...]