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Oz, Amos 1939-2018

Works: 1,318 works in 4,279 publications in 25 languages and 49,920 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Novels  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Romance fiction  Autobiographies  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, wpr, Contributor, Interviewee, Creator, Other, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Author of screenplay, Interviewer, win, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PJ5054.O9, 892.436
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Amos Oz
Jews and words by Amos Oz( )

35 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors roam the gamut of Jewish history to explain the integral relationship of Jews and words. Father and daughter tell the tales behind Judaism's most enduring names, adages, disputes, texts, and quips. These words, they argue, compose the chain connecting Abraham with the Jews of every subsequent generation. From the unnamed, possibly female author of the Song of Songs through obscure Talmudists to contemporary writers, they suggest that Jewish continuity, even Jewish uniqueness, depends not on central places, monuments, heroic personalities, or rituals but rather on written words and an ongoing debate between the generations
Judas by Amos Oz( Book )

79 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 1,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shmuel, a young, idealistic student is drawn to a mysterious handwritten note on a campus noticeboard. This takes him to a strange house, where an elderly invalid man requires a paid companion, to argue with and read to him. But there is someone else in the house, too
In the land of Israel by Amos Oz( Book )

55 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Notebook in hand, Amos Oz traveled throughout Israel and the West Bank -- to cities, towns, and obscure corners -- to talk with workers, soldiers, religious zealots, aging pioneers, new immigrants, desperate Arabs, young fanatics, dreamers, and visionaries. He asked them where Israel had come from, where it was now, where it was headed. What he heard is memorably recorded here in their distinctive voices, alongside Oz's keen descriptions, observations, and reflections. Oz tells the truth as he sees it and others see it, with courage and brutal frankness. This scrupulously is accurate, but passionate, reporting on the most urgent questions facing Israel today"--Publisher's description
To know a woman by Amos Oz( Book )

81 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the bizarre accidental death of his wife, Israeli secret service agent Yoel Ravid retires to the suburbs with his daughter, mother and mother-in-law. After a lifetime of uncovering other people's secrets he is forced to look back at the lies he has told himself; at the desolate enigma of his wife's life and death; his years of service to the state and the riddle of his daughter's behavior
A perfect peace by Amos Oz( Book )

59 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Israel during the eighteen months leading up to the Six-Day War, the novel portrays life on a fictional kibbutz, Granot, where the founding generation and their children struggle to come to terms with each other and the ideological tensions within Israeli society. Oz documents the gap between the socialist dream of the founders and the strained realities of Israeli life, but it is also, according to the author, a mystical tale about "the secret merger between six or seven very different human beings who become a family in the deepest sense of the term
Black box by Amos Oz( Book )

69 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tragi-comic blend of politics and personal destiny, recorded in a series of letters. Seven years of silence following their bitter divorce is broken when Ilana writes to Alex for help over their wayward and illiterate son, and old emotional scars are reopened
My Michael by Amos Oz( Book )

71 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1950s Jerusalem, My Michael tells the story of a remote and intense woman named Hannah Gonen and her marriage to a decent but unremarkable man named Michael. As the years pass and Hannah's tempestuous fantasy life encroaches upon reality, she feels increasingly estranged from him and the marriage gradually disintegrates. This novel is at once a haunting love story and a reflective portrait of place
Fima by Amos Oz( Book )

68 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fima lives in Jerusalem, but feels that he is in Jerusalem by mistake, that he ought to be somewhere else. In the course of his life he has had several love affairs, several ideas, has written a book of poems that aroused some expectations, has thought about the purpose of the universe and where the country has lost its way, has spun a detailed fantasy about founding a new political movement, has felt longings of one sort or another, and the constant desire to open a new chapter. And here he is now, in his early fifties, in this shabby flat on a gloomy wet morning, engaged in a humiliating struggle to release the corner of his shirt from the zipper of his fly." "With rare wit, intimate knowledge of the human heart, and his usual storytelling mastery, Amos Oz portrays a man - and a generation that dreams noble dreams but does nothing"--Jacket
The same sea by Amos Oz( Book )

39 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the internationally acclaimed Israeli author comes a heartbreaking and sensuous novel in verse that involves a widowed father, a prodigal son, and the son's enticing young girlfriend
Don't call it night by Amos Oz( Book )

36 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romance in Israel between No'a, a 45-year-old school teacher, and Theo, a 60-year old civil engineer. They are longtime lovers whose relationship is disintegrating--his passivity irritates her, her energy threatens him. Told from alternative points of view against the background of life in a settlement in the Negev Desert
Unto death by Amos Oz( Book )

39 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two novellas showing the atmosphere of hatred in which Jews must live, die, and struggle for rationality both historically and in the present. Woodcuts by Jacob Pins. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
Touch the water, touch the wind by Amos Oz( Book )

36 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oz has crafted an intricate tale of people constantly seeking escape from a hostile world, an escape symbolized on its highest level by the watchmaker Pomeranz, a mathematician and musician. It lightly touches on everything under the sun as it flows and turns from Poland to Israel, from Heidegger to Stalin, from mathematics to gossip, from espionage to metaphysics
Elsewhere, perhaps by Amos Oz( Book )

39 editions published between 1895 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scandal rocks a kibbutz community, but the plight of a pregnant, unmarried girl brings it together again
Rhyming life & death by Amos Oz( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ingenious, witty, behind-the-scenes novel about eight hours in the life of an author. A literary celebrity is in Tel Aviv on a stifling hot night to give a reading from his new book. While the obligatory inane questions ("Why do you write? What is it like to be famous? Do you write with a pen or on a computer?) are being asked and answered, his attention wanders and he begins to invent lives for the strangers he sees around him. Among them are Yakir Bar-Orian Zhitomirski, a self-styled literary guru; Tsefania Beit-Halachmi, a poet (whose work provides the novel's title); and Rochele Reznik, a professional reader, with whom the Author has a brief but steamy sexual skirmish; to say nothing of Ricky the waitress, the real object of his desire. One life story builds on another--and the author finds himself unexpectedly involved with his creations
Gender medicine : the groundbreaking new science of gender- and sex-related diagnosis and treatment by M Glezerman( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over millions of years, male and female bodies developed crucial physiological differences to improve the chances for human survival. These differences have become culturally obsolete with the overturning of traditional gender roles. But they are nevertheless very real, and they go well beyond the obvious sexual and reproductive variances: men and women differ in terms of digestion, which affects the way medications are absorbed. Sensitivity to pain is dependent on gender. Even the symptoms of a heart attack manifest differently in a man than in a woman. And yet the medical establishment largely treats male and female patients as though their needs are identical. In fact, medical research is still done predominately on men, and the results are then applied to the treatment of women. This is clearly problematic and calls for a paradigm change--such a paradigm change is the purpose of Gender Medicine."--Publisher's website
Where the jackals howl and other stories by Amos Oz( Book )

30 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of short stories based around the life on a kibbutz which highlights individual Israelis against a background of community life"--Back cover
The slopes of Lebanon by Amos Oz( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and French and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the writings of Amos Oz and an appeal to end fanaticism, talk and to listen, to negotiate and seek reconciliation with the Arabs
The story begins : essays on literature by Amos Oz( Book )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In these playful and perceptive commentaries, Oz shares his rich and rewarding experience as novelist, critic, and teacher. As he analyzes the opening sections of novels and short stories by such writers as Gogol, Kafka, Chekhov, Garcia Marquez, Raymond Carver, and with passing reference to other classics of world literature, Oz instructs, challenges, guides, and he entertains. Who hasn't been through the experience of sitting in front of a blank page, with its toothless mouth grinning at you? Some great writers write and rewrite the first sentence of a book a hundred times and never get beyond it. Others, presumably, give up altogether and, perhaps in despair, decide to begin just as it comes to them." "Oz explores with passion and wit why beginnings are as important as endings. He highlights opening paragraphs in which authors make promises they may not deliver, or deliver promises in unexpected ways, or deliver more than they have promised. It is a game that miraculously and playfully engages both writer and reader."--Jacket
The silence of heaven : Agnon's fear of God by Amos Oz( )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and Hebrew and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the ideology of Jewish identity not on the land but in texts of the modern classical heritage. this book also takes us into the minds of two major literary figures
Dear zealots : letters from a divided land by Amos Oz( Book )

14 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An urgent and deeply necessary work, Dear Zealots offers three ... essays that speak directly to our present age, on the rise of zealotry in Israel and around the world. From the incomparable Amos Oz comes a series of three essays: on the universal nature of fanaticism and its possible cures, on the Jewish roots of humanism and the need for a secular pride in Israel, and on the geopolitical standing of Israel in the wider Middle East and internationally. Dear Zealots is classic Amos Oz--fluid, rich, masterly, and perfectly timed for a world in which polarization and extremism are rising everywhere. The essays were written, Oz states, "first and foremost" for his grandchildren: they are a patient, learned telling of history, religion, and politics, to be thumbed through and studied, clung to even, as we march toward an uncertain future."--
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Alternative Names
Amos Oz

Amos Oz escritor israelí

Amos Oz israela verkisto

Amos Oz Israeli writer, novelist, journalist and intellectual

Amos Oz israelilainen kirjailija

Amos Oz Israëlisch schrijver

Amos Oz israelischer Schriftsteller und Mitbegründer der israelischen Friedensbewegung „Peace Now“

Amos Oz israelisk författare

Amos Oz israelsk forfatter og journalist

Amos Oz novelë

Amos Oz novelista y periodista israelí

Amos Oz pisarz izraelski

Amos Oz poète, romancier et essayiste israélien

Amos Oz rodným jménem Amos Klausner, je izraelský, hebrejsky píšící, spisovatel, esejista a novinář

Amos Oz schrijver uit Israël

Amos Oz scrittore e saggista israeliano

Amoss Ozs

Ámosz Oz

Ao, Zi, 1939-2018

ʿAuz, ʿĀmūs 1939-

ʿAuz, ʿĀmūs 1939-2018

ʿAwaz, ʿĀmūs 1939-

ʿAwaz, ʿĀmūs, 1939-2018

Klausner, Amóos, 1939-2018

Klausner , Amos

Klausner Amos (1939-)

Klausner Amos 1939-2018

Klausner А. 1939-2018

Ḳlozner, ʿAmos

Klozner, Amos, 1938-2018

Ḳlozner, ʿAmos 1939-

Ḳlozner, ʿAmos 1939-2018

Os, Amos.

Os, Amos 1939-

Os, Amos 1939-2018

Ouzi, 1939-2018

ʿOz, ʿAmos

ʿOz, ʿAmos, 1938-2018

ʿŌz, ʿAmōs 1939-

ʿŌz, ʿAmōs, 1939-2018

Oz, Ámosz

Oz, Ámosz, 1939-2018

ʿOz, ʿAmws

ʿOz ʿAmws 1939-2018

Oz А. 1939-2018

Ozas Amosas

Ozs, Amoss

Ozs, Amoss 1939-

Ozs, Amoss, 1939-2018

Ozs, Eimoss, 1939-2018

Ozu, Amosu 1939-2018

Qlwzner, ʿAmws

Qlwzner ʿAmws 1939-2018

ʿU-z, ʿĀmūs 1939-

ʿU-z, ʿĀmūs 1939-2018

ʿŪz, ʿĀmūs

ʿŪz, Āmūs 1939-

ʿŪz, Āmūs, 1939-2018

ʿWZ, ʿĀmôs 1939-

ʿWZ, ʿĀmôs 1939-2018

ʿWz, ʿAmws

ʿWz ʿAmws 1939-2018

Άμος Οζ

Άμος Οζ Ισραηλινός συγγραφέας, ποιητής και δημοσιογράφος

Амос Оз

Амос Оз ізраїльський романіст, новеліст та есеїст

Клаузнер А

Клаузнер А. 1939-2018

Оз А. 1939-2018

Оз Амос

Оз, Амос 1939-

Оз, Амос 1939-2018

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עוז, עמוס.

עוז, עמוס 1939-

עוז עמוס 1939-2018

עז, עמוס

עז, עמוס 1939-

עז עמוס 1939-2018

עמוס עוז

עמוס עוז סופר ישראלי

קלוזנר, עמוס

קלוזנר, עמוס 1939-

קלוזנר עמוס 1939-2018

عاموس عوز

عاموس عوز، 1939-

عاموس عوز (كاتب وروائي وصحفي ومفكر إسرائيلي)

عوز، آموس، 1939-

عوز، آموس، 1939-2018

عوز، عاموس

عوز، عاموس، 1939-

عوز، عاموس، 1939-2018

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아모스 오즈

오즈, 아모스 1939-

클라우스너, 아모스 1939-


オズ, アモス

オズ, アモス 1939-2018

オズ, アモス (japanisch) 1939-2018