By Amos Oz
Tragic, comedian, and completely sincere, this bestselling and significantly acclaimed new paintings by way of "one of Israel's so much proficient and prolific authors" (Helen Epstein, The ahead) is immediately a relations saga and a paranormal self-portrait of a author who witnessed the delivery of a country and lived via its turbulent history.
It is the tale of a boy starting to be up within the war-torn Jerusalem of the 40s and fifties, in a small residence crowded with books in twelve languages and kin talking approximately as many. the tale of a teen whose lifestyles has been replaced without end through his mother's suicide whilst he was once twelve years outdated. the tale of a guy who leaves the limitations of his kin and its neighborhood of dreamers, students, and failed businessmen to hitch a kibbutz, switch his identify, marry, have teenagers. the tale of a author who turns into an energetic player within the political lifetime of his kingdom.
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Who could tell? There was this line winding along, so vulnerable, unguarded, baking in the sun, who could tell? I felt full of gratitude to the men who had put up this line, so brave-hearted, so dexterous, it's not easy to put up a line from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv. I knew from experience: once we ran a wire from my room to Eliyahu Friedmann's room, only two houses and a garden away, and what a business it was, with the trees in the way, the neighbors, the shed, the wall, the steps, the bushes. After waiting a while, Father decided that the Postmaster or Mr.
In those days there wasn't a single mistress in all of Jerusalem. There were "companions," "partners," "lady friends, in both senses of the word," there may even have been the odd affair. It was said, very cautiously, for instance, that Mr. Tchernianski had something going on with Mr. Lupatin's girlfriend, and I sensed with a pounding in my heart that "something going on with" was a mysterious, fateful expression that concealed something sweet and terrible and shameful. But a mistress?! That was something altogether biblical.
So we'd send gladioli. And hang the expense. But then the question was, wasn't seven overdoing it? And wasn't five too few? Perhaps six then? Or should we send seven after all? Hang the expense. We could surround the gladioli with a forest of asparagus fern, and get by with six. On the other hand, wasn't the whole thing outdated? Gladioli? Who on earth sends gladioli nowadays? In Galilee, do the pioneers send one another gladioli? In Tel Aviv, do people still bother with gladioli? And what are they good for anyway?
A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz