Amos Oz’s autobiography captures the flavor of life in Palestine before Independence in ways that virtually nothing else I’ve read does. The passages that describe the events of November 29, 1947, the day of the UN vote on Israel’s creation, and his discussions with a Kibbutz member of whether the Arab “enemy” is really a “murderer,” are literally unforgettable. The entire book is a masterpiece.
A Tale of Love and Darkness / Amos Oz (2004)
March 20, 2009