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 in the Israeli-Palestinian divide. In this groundbreaking collection of essays on literature and politics, he addresses the conscience of present-day Israel, a country that has lost faith in its leaders and its ideals. Writing in the Dark ends with the speech in which Grossman famously attacked Israel's disastrous Lebanon war that tragically took the life of his twenty-one-year-old son, Uri. Moving, brave and clear-sighted, these essays on literature, political ethics and the morality of the imagination are a cri de coeur from a calm voice of reason at a time of doubt and despair.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 10mm | 110g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747597421
  • 9780747597421
  • 1,074,894

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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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