Rhyming Life and Death

Rhyming Life and Death

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In this deft, masterly book, Amos Oz turns his attention away from his familya€”the subject of the internationally acclaimed A Tale of Love and Darknessa€”and toward his profession, writing. The plot: eight hours in the life of an author. The setting: Tel Aviv, a stifling, hot night. A literary celebrity is giving a reading from his new book. And as his attention wanders, he begins to invent lives for the strangers he sees around him: here, a self-styled cultural guru, Yakir Bar-Orian Zhitomirski; there, a love-starved professional reader, Rochele Reznik; 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 . . .Beneath the window of the terminal ward where Ovadya Hazzam is lying, the evening is punctuated by ambulance sirens, screeching brakes, a brutish babble of full-volume advertising slogans from the blaring radio in the taxi station at theanbsp;...

Title:Rhyming Life and Death
Author: Amos Oz
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2010-04-26

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