Search Results: "Amos Perlmutter"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Superficial, vituperative treatment of a complex subject."
A harsh and unconvincing look at FDR's foreign policy. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 1997

"One could not ask for a more informed and discerning guide than Elon to both what is tiresomely old and startlingly new between Israeli Jews and their Arab antagonists and partners."
Twenty-one sparkling essays (originally published in the New York Review of Books and elsewhere) on Israel and the Middle East, covering the period from the Six-Day War up to Benjamin Netanyahu's recent election as Israel's prime minister, by the insightful veteran Israeli journalist, historian, and biographer. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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SHADOWPLAY by Donna Perlmutter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1991

"Perlmutter provides some real insights into the atmosphere in which Tudor's ballets were born."
Antony Tudor was born to a working-class family in London in 1908. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A disturbing but necessary book."
An investigative reporter sheds light on a shocking decadeslong sex scandal at a prestigious New York prep school. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Well-written, humane, full of learned asides and character sketches of figures such as Heinrich Heine, Else Lasker-Schüler, and Karl Kraus: a memorable evocation of a disappeared world."
A superb account of the sometimes exalted, often tragic relations among Germans and Jews, "two souls within a single body." Read full book review >

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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 >