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A conversation with Israeli writer Amos Oz

October 28, 2011


Hour 2

AMOS OZ is one of Israel’s most acclaimed authors.¬† He is the author of thirteen novels and collections of short fiction and numerous works of non-fiction that have been published in book form and in commentary.¬†¬† His most recent book, Scenes from Village Life ,which he calls a novel in stories, is set in an old and quaint Israeli town being transformed into a tourist destination with art galleries, boutiques and wineries.¬† Through a series of interlinking vignettes, Oz tells the stories of the inner struggles of the town’s residents — their loneliness and unhappy relations — set against the backdrop of the mundane routines of daily life.¬† Marty talks with Amos Oz about the book, his body of work, and the challenges facing Israel and the Middle East.

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