Carole Angier

Writing to Fill the Silence

A Tale of Love and Darkness

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I’ve been an admirer of Amos Oz for so long that I’ve almost forgotten his novels. They were wonderfully written and very intelligent, but I remember thinking that there was something elusive and held back about them. Now here is his account of his first twenty years; and it may explain a lot.

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