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Grossman, David

Works: 424 works in 1,690 publications in 17 languages and 22,969 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Interviews  Romance fiction  Religious fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novellas  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Contributor, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Interviewer, Performer
Classifications: PJ5054.G728, 892.436
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Grossman
To the end of the land by David Grossman( Book )

42 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ora, amiddle-aged Israeli mother, is on the verge of celebrating her son Ofer's release from army service when he returns to the front for a major offensive. This a book of mourning for those not dead, a mother's lament for life during a wartime that has no end in sight. At the same time, it's joyously and almost painfully alive, full to the point of rupture with the emotions and the endless quotidian details of a few deeply imagined lives. Ora, the Israeli mother in Grossman's story, is surrounded by men: Ilan and Avram, friends and lovers who form with her a love triangle whose intimacies and alliances fit no familiar shape, and their sons Adam and Ofer, one for each father, from whom Ora feels her separation like a wound. When Ofer, freshly released from his army service, volunteers for an action in the West Bank instead of going on a planned hike with his mother in the north of Israel, she goes instead with Avram, who fathered Ofer but has never met him and has lived in near-seclusion since being tortured as a prisoner in the Yom Kippur war three decades before. As they walk and carefully reveal themselves to each other again, Grossman builds an overwhelming portrait of, as one character says, the thousands of moments and hours and days that make one person in the world, and of the power of war to destroy such a person, even or especially when they survive its cruel demands
A horse walks into a bar by David Grossman( Book )

81 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in 14 languages and held by 1,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dov Greenstein, a comedian a bit past his prime, is doing a night of stand-up in a dive in a small Israeli city. In the audience are some whom Dov knew as a boy, an awkward, scrawny kid who walked on his hands to confound the neighborhood bullies. Gradually Dov's patter becomes a kind of memoir: we meet his mother, a Holocaust survivor in need of constant monitoring, and his punishing father, a striver who had little understanding of his creative son; Dov recalls his week at a military camp for youth; and shares a story of loss and survival
See under--love by David Grossman( Book )

60 editions published between 1986 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up in the shadow of the Holocaust, Momik is determined to avoid the world of pain and love. But through the stories of his great-uncle, the children's writer Scheherazade, Momik becomes "infected with humanity," with the intense loving kindness that exists alongside the horrors of history. --
Sleeping on a wire : conversations with Palestinians in Israel by David Grossman( Book )

39 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yellow Wind, David Grossman's firsthand inquiry into the predicament of the Palestinian residents of the West Bank and Gaza, was an international sensation in 1987; Nadine Gordimer called it "a revelation of the Israeli-Arab tragedy ... a work by a writer of passionate self-honesty, unafraid to ask terrible questions." Now, in Sleeping on a Wire, Grossman brings into the open the perilous balancing act of the "Arabs of '48," those Palestinians who live as citizens
Falling out of time by David Grossman( Book )

33 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Korean and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Announcing I have to go, a grief-stricken Israeli villager takes leave of his bewildered wife, embarking on a journey to there -- an impossibly undefined place where he hopes to find and to speak with his dead son. As he sets out walking, in ever-widening circles around his village, the Walking Man becomes a Pied Piper of Bereavement
Someone to run with by David Grossman( Book )

49 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capturing the lives of Israeli street kids, follows two teenagers--Assaf, a shy and awkward sixteen year old, and Tamar, a talented young singer--and the missing dog that brings them together
The smile of the lamb by David Grossman( Book )

34 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Hebrew and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A provocative story of an idealistic young Israeli soldier serving in the occupied West Bank, his wife who works in a juvenile psychiatric center, and the terrible price they pay when personal desires clash with the forces of history. Grossman captures the terror and tragedy of one of the most explosive issues of our time and cuts to the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
The book of intimate grammar by David Grossman( Book )

38 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Jerusalem, a boy decides to perpetuate his childhood by not growing up. The protagonist, Ahron, 12, is revolted by the sexual overtones of adulthood and the regimentation of his friends, which they call patriotism. By the author of The Smile of the Lamb
The zigzag kid by David Grossman( Book )

32 editions published between 1994 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his latest novel, internationally acclaimed author David Grossman tells of an imaginative young boy whisked away to an extraordinary adventure
Be my knife by David Grossman( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yair, a shy, neurotic seller of rare books, embarks on a passionate affair of words when he sends a letter to the beautiful Mariam, who he glimpsed days earlier at a class reunion, and much to his surprise she responds
Lion's honey : the myth of Samson by David Grossman( Book )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Samson the hero; a brave warrior, leader of men and Nazarite of God? Or a misfit given to whoring and lust, who failed to fulfill his destiny? In Lion's Honey, David Grossman takes on one of the most vivid and controversial characters in the Bible. Revisiting Samson's famous battle with the lion, his many women and his betrayal by them all - including the only one he ever loved - Grossman gives us a provocative new take on the story and its climax, Samson's final act of death, bringing down a temple on himself and three thousand Philistines." "Grossman reveals the journey of a single, lonely and tortured soul who never found a true home in the world, who was uncomfortable in his very body and who, some might say, was the precursor of today's suicide bombers."--BOOK JACKET
Death as a way of life : Israel ten years after Oslo by David Grossman( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a series of essays from the Israeli author exploring both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in an attempt of understand the breakdown of the peace process begun in Oslo by Yitzhak Rabin and Yasir Arafat
Duel : a mystery by David Grossman( Book )

26 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Jerusalem, when elderly Mr. Rosenthal receives a threatening letter accusing him of stealing a painting and challenging him to a duel, twelve-year-old David needs to find who really stole it before someone gets hurt
Her body knows : two novellas by David Grossman( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Frenzy," reserved Shaul lets his sister-in-law, Esti, into a secret nightmare, as he reveals to her his conviction that his wife is having an affair. Along with Esti, we find ourselves trapped in his paranoia and desperation as we accompany the odd pair down Israel's highways on a journey that reveals a passion perverted by jealousy and self-loathing. In the title story, a successful but embittered novelist visits her mother, who is in the last stages of cancer. Grossman investigates the powers of storytelling to harm and heal as the daughter reads aloud her own imagined, merciless account of her mother's love affair with a much younger teenage boy
Writing in the dark by David Grossman( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout his career, David Grossman has been a voice for peace and reconciliation between Israel and its Arab citizens and neighbors. In six new essays on politics and culture in Israel today, he addresses the conscience of a country that has lost faith in its leaders and its ideals. This collection includes an already famous speech concerning the disastrous Second Lebanon War of 2006, the war that took the life of Grossman's twenty-year-old son, Uri. Moving, humane, clear-sighted, and courageous, touching on literature and artistic creation as well as politics and philosophy, these writings are a cri de coeur from a heroic voice of reason at a time of uncertainty and despair."--Jacket
Bill Moyers on faith & reason( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Moyers explores the mysterious region between rationality and belief, joined by some of the world's most provocative writers and thinkers
To the end of the land by David Grossman( )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Hebrew and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ora, a middle-aged Israeli mother, is on the verge of celebrating her son Ofer's release from army service when he returns to the front for a major offensive. she sets out for a hike in the Galilee, leaving no forwarding information for the "notifiers" who might darken her door with the worst possible news. Recently estranged from her husband, Ilan, she drags along their former best friend and her former lover Avram. Avram served in the army alongside Ilan when they were young. Avram was sent into Egypt and the Yom Kippur War, where he was brutally tortured as POW. In the aftermath, a virtual hermit, he refused to keep in touch with the family and has never met the boy. Ora supplies the whole story of her motherhood, a retelling that keeps Ofer very much alive and opens Avram to human bonds undreamed of in his broken world
A horse walks into a bar by David Grossman( Recording )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Hebrew and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A stand-up comedian recalls some of his darkest moments and traumatic memories from childhood on stage in front of a live audience"--
Uit de tijd vallen : een verhaal in stemmen by David Grossman( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in Dutch and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografisch getint veelstemmig relaas van de verwerking van het verlies van een kind
Une femme fuyant l'annonce : roman by David Grossman( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ora, une femme séparée depuis peu d'Ilan, son mari, quitte son foyer de Jérusalem et fuit la nouvelle inéluctable que lui dicte son instinct maternel : la mort de son second fils, Ofer, qui, sur le point de terminer son service militaire, s'est porté volontaire pour une opération d'envergure de 28 jours dans une ville palestinienne, nouvelle que lui apporteraient l'officier et les soldats affectés à cette terrible tâche. Mais s'il faut une personne pour délivrer un message, il en faut une pour le recevoir, pense Ora. Tant que les messagers de la mort ne la trouvent pas, son fils sera sauf. Aussi décide-telle, sans aucune logique, pour conjurer le sort, de s'absenter durant ces 28 jours en se coupant de tout moyen de communication qui pourrait lui apporter la terrible nouvelle. Ayant prévu une randonnée à travers le pays avec Ofer, elle part malgré tout. Au passage, elle arrache à sa torpeur Avram, son amour de jeunesse (le père d'Ofer ?) et l'emmène avec elle sur les routes de Galilée pour lui raconter leur fils. Elle espère maintenir en vie son enfant par la trame de mots qui dessinent sa vie depuis son premier souffle, et lui éviter ainsi le dernier. Le périple ici est l'occasion d'évoquer le passé : à mesure qu'Ora et Avram arpentent le pays à la beauté étonnante, se reconstitue le fil de la mémoire et des secrets qui enserrent les personnages. Ora, Ilan et Avram s'étaient liés, adolescents, pendant la guerre des Six Jours, dans un hôpital où ils étaient tous trois à l'isolement, alors que les combats faisaient rage à l'extérieur. C'est là que se sont noués les destins de chacun. Le stratagème de la mère réussira-t-il à préserver la vie du fils ? Quoi qu'il lui arrive, le récit le fait renaître avec une vigueur nouvelle
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To the end of the land
A horse walks into a barSee under--loveSleeping on a wire : conversations with Palestinians in IsraelSomeone to run withThe smile of the lambThe book of intimate grammarThe zigzag kidBe my knife
Alternative Names
David Grossman

David Grossman, 1954-

David Grossman auteur israélien

David Grossman escritor israelí

David Grossman escritor y ensayista israelí

David Grossman Israeli author

David Grossman israelilainen kirjailija

David Grossman israelischer Schriftsteller

David Grossman israelisk författare

David Grossman israelsk skribent

David Grossman izraelský spisovatel

David Grossman schrijver uit Israël

David Grossman scrittore e saggista israeliano

David Grossman Shkrimtari izraelit

David Grossman údar Iosraelach

David Qrossman

Dawid Grossman

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Ge, luo si man (Grossman, D.) 1954-

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Geluosiman, Dawei (Grossman David)

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Гросман, Давид

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جروسمان، دافيد، 1954-

جروسمان، داڨيد، 1954-

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