Where the Jackals Howl and Other Stories

Where the Jackals Howl and Other Stories

eBook - 2012
Rate this:
The first book from the acclaimed, award-winning author of A Tale of Love and Darkness and the New York Times Notable Book, Scenes from Village Life .

The Washington Post praised Israeli author Amos Oz as "one of our essential writers, laying out for our observation, in ever-increasing breadth and profundity, the mad landscape of our time and his place." Here, in his first book, is a disturbing and moving collection of short stories about kibbutz life.

Each of the eight stories in this volume grips the reader from the first line. Each conveys the tension and intensity of feeling in the founding period of Israel, a brand-new state with an age-old history.

Some are love stories, more are hate stories, and frequently the two urges intertwine.

"A strong, beautiful, disturbing book. It speaks piercingly--whether wittingly or unwittingly, I know not--of a dimension of the Israeli experience not often discussed, of the specter of the other brother, of a haunting, an unhealed wound; it reminds us of polarizations everywhere that bind and diminish us, that may yet rend us." -- The New York Times

"As you read, you feel yourself, in all these stories, sinking deeper into the loam of Oz's sensibility, a paradoxical mix of sensuality and disdain. A good collection by an important international writer." -- Kirkus Reviews
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012
ISBN: 9780547751986
0547751982
Characteristics: 1 online resource

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at SAPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top