“A Tale of Love and Darkness” – Book Club
Monday, May 10 @7:30pm-8:30pm
Our May Book Club discussion of Amos Oz’ A Tale of Love and Darkness will be led by Lisa Lisser, Assistant Director, Lifelong Learning, Adult Engagement and Religious School Curriculum.
Amos Oz was an Israeli writer, novelist, journalist, and professor. Oz is regarded as one of Israel’s most prolific writers and respected intellectuals.
He was the author of 40 books, including novels, short story collections, children’s books, and essays, and his work has been published in 45 languages. He was the recipient of many honors and awards, among them the Legion of Honour of France, the Israel Prize, the Goethe Prize, the Prince of Asturias Award in Literature, the Heinrich Heine Prize, and the Franz Kafka Prize.
If you have any questions about this program, please email Beth Ann Dailey at email@example.com.
Excerpt from Good Reads: Tragic, comic, and utterly honest, A Tale of Love and Darkness is at once a family saga and a magical self-portrait of a writer who witnessed the birth of a nation and lived through its turbulent history.
It is the story of a boy growing up in the war-torn Jerusalem of the forties and fifties, in a small apartment crowded with books in twelve languages and relatives speaking nearly as many. The story of an adolescent whose life has been changed forever by his mother’s suicide when he was twelve years old. The story of a man who leaves the constraints of his family and its community of dreamers, scholars, and failed businessmen to join a kibbutz, change his name, marry, have children. The story of a writer who becomes an active participant in the political life of his nation.
- Monday, May 10
- Event Category:
- Adult Engagement