The Same Sea

The Same Sea

Book - 2001
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Houghton
From the internationally acclaimed Israeli author, a unique novel
in verse that will take its place among the great books of our time.

The Same Sea is Amos Oz's most adventurous and inventive novel, the book by which he would like to be remembered. This is Oz free of convention--literary and otherwise. Prose leads to poetry, poetry to prose. The cast of characters ranges from a prodigal son to a widowed father who has taken in his son's enticing young girlfriend, who in turn sleeps with her boyfriend's close friend. The author himself receives phone calls from his characters, criticizing the way he portrays them in his novel. In this human profusion there is chaos and order, love and eroticism, loyalty and betrayal, and ultimately an extraordinary energy.

Reminiscent of Under Milk Wood for the range of its voices, its earthy humor, and its poignancy,The Same Sea is heartbreaking and sensuous, filled with classical echoes and Biblical allusions. Oz at his very best.

"I wrote this book with everything I have. Language music, structure everything that I have. . . . This is the closest book I've written. Close to me, close to what I always wanted. . . . I went as far as I could. --Amos Oz




Baker & Taylor
Offers a lyrical novel whose characters include an elderly widower, the spirit of his dead wife, their son who has journeyed to Tibet to find truth, and his young, enticing girlfriend.

Harcourt Publishing
From the internationally acclaimed Israeli author, a unique novel
in verse that will take its place among the great books of our time.

The Same Sea is Amos Oz's most adventurous and inventive novel, the book by which he would like to be remembered. This is Oz free of convention--literary and otherwise. Prose leads to poetry, poetry to prose. The cast of characters ranges from a prodigal son to a widowed father who has taken in his son's enticing young girlfriend, who in turn sleeps with her boyfriend's close friend. The author himself receives phone calls from his characters, criticizing the way he portrays them in his novel. In this human profusion there is chaos and order, love and eroticism, loyalty and betrayal, and ultimately an extraordinary energy.

Reminiscent of Under Milk Wood for the range of its voices, its earthy humor, and its poignancy, The Same Sea is heartbreaking and sensuous, filled with classical echoes and Biblical allusions. Oz at his very best.

"I wrote this book with everything I have. Language music, structure everything that I have. . . . This is the closest book I've written. Close to me, close to what I always wanted. . . . I went as far as I could. --Amos Oz




Blackwell North Amer
Nadia Danon is dead, of cancer. Her widower, Albert, a tax accountant, comforted by his old friend and colleague Bettine, is trying to put his life back together. His son, Enrico, has gone off to lose or find himself in Tibet. The son's girlfriend, Dita, is a filmmaker back in Israel, where she is making friendly, daughterly overtures to Albert - his response is less platonic. Meanwhile, Dita has another lover - Giggy may be crass, but at least he's uncomplicated - and a passionate but mildly repellent film producer lusts after her too. Through these intersecting triangles of desire and love, theirs are the voices and the stories.

Baker
& Taylor

The internationally acclaimed Israeli introduces a unique new collection of short stories wherein he is a character who fields angry phone calls from his characters complaining about how they are portrayed in the book. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Harcourt, c2001
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780151005727
0151005729
Characteristics: 201 p. ; 23 cm

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