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The Resource Scenes from village life, Amos Oz ; translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange

Scenes from village life, Amos Oz ; translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange

Label
Scenes from village life
Title
Scenes from village life
Statement of responsibility
Amos Oz ; translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
Amos Oz's new fiction presents a surreal and unsettling portrait of a village in Israel. A picture of the community takes shape across seven stories, in which a group of characters appear and return. The book concludes with an eighth story, shocking and strange, from another place and a distant time
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Summary
A teenage son shoots himself under his parents' bed. They sleep that night unaware he is lying dead beneath them. A stranger turns up at a man's door to persuade him that they must get rid of his ageing mother in order to sell the house. An old man grumbles to his daughter about the unexplained digging and banging he hears under the house at night. As each story unfolds, Amos Oz, builds a portrait of a village in Israel. It is a surreal and unsettling place. Each villager is searching for something, and behind each episode is another, hidden story. In this powerful, hypnotic work Amos Oz peers into the darkness of our lives and gives us a glimpse of what goes on beneath the surface of everyday existence.
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2011.
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10008203
Cataloging source
DLC
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1939-
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Oz, Amos
Dewey number
892.436
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1944-
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De Lange, Nicholas
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oz, Amos
  • Villages
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
adult
Label
Scenes from village life, Amos Oz ; translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Hebrew as Tmunot mihayei hakfar. First published in Great Britain by Chatto & Windus, 2011"--T.p. verso
Contents
Heirs -- Relations -- Digging -- Lost -- Waiting -- Strangers -- Singing
Control code
000047549054
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
265 p.
Isbn
9780701185503
Label
Scenes from village life, Amos Oz ; translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange
Publication
Note
"First published in Hebrew as Tmunot mihayei hakfar. First published in Great Britain by Chatto & Windus, 2011"--T.p. verso
Contents
Heirs -- Relations -- Digging -- Lost -- Waiting -- Strangers -- Singing
Control code
000047549054
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
265 p.
Isbn
9780701185503

Library Locations

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