Search Results: "Haim Watzman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 2005

"An Israeli version of Anthony Swofford's Jarhead (2004), both hard-nosed and thoughtful—and most illuminating."
A nuanced view of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict by a former foot soldier in the long war. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO FELL INTO A PUDDLE by Igal Sarna
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Bleak, blistering, beautiful."
An Israeli journalist explores the interweaving of history and relationships in essays (originally published in Hebrew in 1999) about Israelis who have experienced the odd and extraordinary. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"Chillingly, sometimes agonizingly, eloquent on hope's fading light."
Can Israel and Palestine ever make peace? Israeli novelist Grossman (Be My Knife, 2002, etc.) addresses this question from the perspective of a Jerusalem journalist who is also a husband, father, and peace activist bitterly frustrated by the leaders of both sides. Read full book review >

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Released: June 3, 2007

"A graceful, erudite guide leads us across a fractured land."
Watzman (Company C, 2005), an Israeli journalist and Orthodox Jew, ruminates on his 2004 travels by car, bicycle and foot along the great geological rift that both geographically and metaphorically splits the Holy Land. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A vivid narrative of faith, but, by its very nature, limited in scope and appeal."
Israeli novelist Sabato (Aleppo Tales, 2004, etc.) portrays a simple man living an uneventful life of piety. Read full book review >

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THE PURE ELEMENT OF TIME by Haim Be’er
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 2002

"But it's also filled with vivid domestic episodes, brisk dialogue, and a moving appreciation of the mixed need to emerge from, and still belong to, the worlds of one's fathers and mothers."
As much memoir as fiction, this 1998 novel by a highly regarded contemporary Israeli writer charts a young writer's progress through the worlds of his childhood and his family's cherished memories and traditions to his emergence as a published novelist. Read full book review >

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ALEPPO TALES by Haim Sabato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"In all, a thoughtful and affecting addition to the literature of the Diaspora."
Three novella-length tales chronicle a devout family whose experiences parallel recent Jewish history. Read full book review >