Books by Amos Oz

DEAR ZEALOTS by Amos Oz
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"Slender but forceful."
Three passionate lectures about the state of politics in Israel. Read full book review >
JUDAS by Amos Oz
by Amos Oz, translated by Nicholas de Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Lovely, though with a doleful view of the possibilities of peace, love, and understanding, whether among nations or within households."
Pensive, sometimes even brooding novel by Oz (Between Friends, 2014, etc.), widely considered Israel's greatest living writer. Read full book review >
JEWS AND WORDS by Amos Oz
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"A provocative mixture of scholarship, sly observation and wry writing that often glistens."
An Israeli novelist father (Scenes from Village Life, 2012, etc.) and historian daughter (Israelis in Berlin, 2001, etc.) argue that words are the most crucial ingredients in the long history of Jewish culture. Read full book review >
SCENES FROM VILLAGE LIFE by Amos Oz
Released: Oct. 20, 2011

"All the dead ends make for an unsatisfying collection."
Mysteries bedevil the inhabitants of an Israeli village in this slim story collection, the 14th work of fiction from the renowned Israeli (Rhyming Life and Death, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >
SUDDENLY IN THE DEPTHS OF THE FOREST by Amos Oz
ANIMALS
Released: March 21, 2011

"Flawed, but intriguing and unusual. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Matti and Maya live in a remote village in which there are no animals. Read full book review >
THE AMOS OZ READER by Amos Oz
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 14, 2009

"Not every exposure is perfect, but this literary album contains striking snapshots by a gifted writer with a capacious heart and humane philosophy."
An eclectic selection from the 40-year career of the popular but controversial Israeli novelist and essayist (How to Cure a Fanatic, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >
RHYMING LIFE AND DEATH by Amos Oz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2009

"As Oz reminds us throughout this spellbinding fable, readers are partners with novelists in this enterprise of fiction, imagining in our heads what exists only as words on a page."
As an exercise in literary gamesmanship, metafiction subverts the typical relationship between author and reader. Read full book review >
A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS by Amos Oz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2004

"A boon for admirers of Oz's work and contemporary Israeli literature in general."
A moving, emotionally charged memoir of the renowned author's youth in a newly created Israel. Read full book review >
THE SAME SEA by Amos Oz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A major disappointment from a major author."
Oz's most experimental fiction in years uses poetry and prose to tell a convoluted story of interlocking relationships. Read full book review >
THE SILENCE OF HEAVEN by Amos Oz
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"A highly intelligent book, but one destined for Oz completeists and Agnon scholars."
Four essays on Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon by the Israeli novelist Oz (The Story Begins, 1999, etc.), who may well be his greatest living heir. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 1999

"Oz writes with wonderful force of conviction in this urbane set of essays, and his own pleasure in both reading and writing is contagious."
Therapy in the erotics of reading from one of Israel's most cosmopolitan novelists and essayists. Read full book review >
PANTHER IN THE BASEMENT by Amos Oz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Another triumph, and further evidence of Oz's increasing claim to serious Nobel Prize consideration."
A wonderful short novel from the increasingly acclaimed Israeli author. Read full book review >
DON'T CALL IT NIGHT by Amos Oz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A perfectly pitched comedy, expertly translated, and one of Oz's most attractive and accomplished books."
A vividly and affectionately detailed picture of Israeli village life—and of what might be called a JulyOctober relationship—by acclaimed essayist and novelist Oz (Under This Blazing Light, 1995; Fima, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >
ISRAEL, PALESTINE AND PEACE by Amos Oz
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 1995

"Though many of the ideas here have been aired in his recently published compilation of essays (Under the Blazing Light), Oz's lyrical prose continues to delight."
A poignant and powerful collection of essays and lectures focusing primarily on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read full book review >
UNDER THIS BLAZING LIGHT by Amos Oz
NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 1995

"Whether these musings touch upon the kibbutz, Israeli literature, or his early years in Jerusalem, Oz captivates the reader with his elegantly poetic voice."
Adapted from articles, interviews, and lectures from the 1960s and '70s, this is a provocative collection on Israeli society by one of the country's foremost novelists. Read full book review >
FIMA by Amos Oz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Essayist and novelist Oz (To Know a Woman, 1991, etc.) has never focused such large matters so adroitly on such a delicate fulcrum—or created a more endearing hero."
A slyly satiric walking tour through the closing years of Israel's first half-century—as refracted through the mind of an ineffectual, quirky dreamer constitutionally beset by the most mundane details of his daily routine. Read full book review >
TO KNOW A WOMAN by Amos Oz
Released: March 7, 1991

Peerless Israeli storyteller Oz presents 18 months in the life of painfully self-contained Yoel Raviv, retired from the Israeli Secret Service and trying to escape the ghosts of his professional life and his dead wife—a woman he's still struggling to know. Read full book review >