Writing in the Dark

Writing in the Dark

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Throughout his career, David Grossman has been a voice for peace and reconciliation between Israel and its Arab citizens and neighbours. In five new essays on politics and literature in Israel today, he addresses the conscience of a country that has lost faith in its leaders and its ideals. This collection includes an already-famous speech that Grossman delivered in the presence of Ehud Olmert, attacking Olmert's policies and his prosecution of Israel's disastrous Lebanon war in 2006, the war that took the life of Grossman's 20-year-old son Uri. Moving, humane, clear-sighted, and courageous, these essays on literature and the Holocaust, and artistic creation as well as politics and philosophy are a cri de coeur from a calm voice of reason at a time of uncertainty and despair.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 28mm | 439.98g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747597057
  • 9780747597056
  • 1,398,389

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PRAISE FOR DAVID GROSSMAN's OTHER NON-FICTION 'The bravest and most clear-headed interpreter of the Israeli-Palestinian divide' Tim Adams, Observer 'The most honest, soul-searching book yet written by an Israeli - or, for that matter, by a Palestinian - on an agony that neither of them alone can bring to an end' Los Angeles Times 'Written with tremendous conviction and power ... Grossman means for us to see that the occupier and the occupied are brutalized alike by their unresolved quarrel' Newsweek
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About David Grossman

David Grossman is the author of seven novels, two works of journalism, and a volume of collected commentary. He lives in Jerusalem.
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