Rhyming Life and Death by Amos Oz
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Rhyming Life and Death Summary
An ingenious, witty, behind-the-scenes novel about eight hours in the life of an author.
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"Stamped with Oz's charm and graceful skill in creating rich characters, this is a must for any fan." - Publishers Weekly.
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Amos Oz Author Biography
Born Amos Klausner in Jerusalem in 1939, his parents were right-wing Zionists who had recently immigrated from Eastern Europe. His father, Yehuda Arieh Klausner, was a librarian and a scholar, and his mother, Fania Mussman, suffered from depression and committed suicide when Oz was only twelve. In an interview with The Huffington Post (2009), Oz describes that time in his life:
"I was very angry with her... I was very angry with my father, I was very angry with myself. I blamed every one of us for the calamity... There was not a drop of compassion in me. Nor did I miss her. I did not grieve at my mother's death. I was too hurt and angry for any other emotion to remain... [it was only] when I reached the age when I could be my parents' parents [that]...
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