Amos Oz was born in Jerusalem in 1939. He is the author of fourteen novels and collections of short fiction, and numerous works of nonfiction. His acclaimed memoir A Tale of Love and Darkness was an international bestseller and recipient of the prestigious Goethe prize, as well as the National Jewish Book Award. Scenes from Village Life, a New York Times Notable Book, was awarded the Prix Méditerranée Étranger in 2010. He lives in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Nicholas de Lange is a professor at the University of Cambridge and a renowned translator. He has translated Amos Oz’s work since the 1960s.
Stories of life within an aging village in Israel with views to the past and future while celebrating the present.
Short stories with a a common group of characters.
I found the stories beautifully crafted and evocative of a period in Israeli life that is treasured by many. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Brenda
I was not able to finish reading this book. In fact, I read very little of it. I did not find it engrossing.Published 10 months ago by Deborah Falcon
I don't generally like short stories but these really gripped me. I like Amos Oz's books as a whole. He writes very well and he has good translators.Published 19 months ago by Jacqueline Rothschild
I assume this was a realistic look at life in a village like this and there were ties between/among the scenes. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Annlo
I typically do not like to give negative feedback but this was one of the worst books I've ever read. Read morePublished 21 months ago by MindyG
So monotonous and depressing . A black hole that sucks you down. Mr oz needs a vacation or more Prozac.Published 22 months ago by Marc H. Nudelman