Between Friends

Between Friends

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"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
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780547985589
Branch Call Number: OZ
Characteristics: 179 p. ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Silverston, Sondra

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Candaceb108
Sep 02, 2016

Lovely book, complex stories simply told, unvarnished life in a Kibbutz in the early years.

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SAPL454
Dec 20, 2013

Between Friends is simply an excellent read!

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