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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 No this was not for me This reads as a collection of related poems that strung together are meant to tell a story Some of the lines were pretty and did have me thinking but most of the time I was just confused Poems are intermixed with sections of prose poetry Some of the poems have lines that rhyme but the rhymes were silly simplistic other words would have made sense The poetry made the story disjointed and hard to understandThe book s central character is a sixty year old man living in Tel Aviv Israel His wife has died His son has gone off to find himself in Tibet The son s girlfriend remains She doesn t care she s independent The telling flips back and forth between Israel Tibet and then Siri Lanka All of them are sleeping with than one person Neither the story nor the writing did anything for me In addition I did not I like the audiobook narration by Elijah Alexander The tempo is uneven one minute fast and the next slow and drawn out The whole performance was in my view unprofessionalBook I have read by Amos Oz in order of preferenceA Tale of Love and Darkness 4 starsMy Michael 4 starsPanther In The Basement 4 starsJudas 3 starsThe Same Sea 1 star

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Ut 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 BOOK JACKET A gutsy work by an established writer who uses his fame in order to spread out and take chances by experimenting with many literary elements including form there is some poetry and much of the prose is in the form of verse voice a base of third person omniscient with bits of other voices here and there tense mostly present but other tenses appear as well and structure short pieces that move forward for the most part chronologically something has to be conventionalFor the first fifty pages or so it didn t grab me But then it did and held on There is beauty humor this is a novel that benefitted from the translator working with the author to attain a level of freedom that made the humor work wisdom and bits of plot with just a handful of characters who come in and out but not as narrators thankfully In fact this is a work about relationships even with those not around or alive Beyond this it s difficult to describe It s amazing how much of Oz s experimentation works and how it builds in beauty and interest It s not perfect but it doesn t seek to be

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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 b A captivating story of a widower and his son trying to come to terms with and find meaning in the loss of his wifemother It is all the poignant as Oz pours out his soul he himself losing his mother at a young ageIt is an interesting hybrid experimental novel utilising different formats views and devices It may not be to everyone s taste but Oz s style and prose are recognisable A pale opaline mist is rolling slowly upwards a filmy nightdress on the curve of the mountain Some of the regional cultural references are so inviting Sometimes the taste of these strong olives cured slowly in oil with cloves of garlic bay leaves and chillies an lemon and salt conjures a whiff of a bygone age rocky crannies goats shade and the sound of pipes the tune of the breath of primeval times The chill of a cave a hidden cottage in a vineyard a lodge in a garden a slice of barley bread and well water You are from there You have lost your way Here is exile Your death will come and lay a knowing hand on your shoulder Come it s time to go homeI find the ending a bit wanting but get the sense that the author himself has already reached some degree of resolutionProse Poetry Epistolary Play Narrative JournalMotley EclecticIntentional or DisorganizedCreative or LazyAlbert Rico Father sonLoss Grief CatharsisRemembrance NostalgiaSearching for LostSearching for LoveFather s defeatSon s retreatDita entreatsBettine Maria Giggy The ReplacementsDubi The RepulsiveNarrator interjectsAuthor injects himself even his family into the storyAlbert Bettine Two sixty year old widowed and lonely Like Our souls at nightDita Albert Mutual SubstitutesTemptation Seduction ConsolationBettine Dita Interloper JealousyMemories of Nadia Nadia s memoriesAllusions ReferencesReligious Spiritual MysticalObservations Yearnings SayingsIncomplete No resolutionLife remembered Life resumedWas it all a dream One who has come through fire and water his early promise has come to nothing It has not come easily to him He has come to blows He has not come up in the world nor has he come into money He has come to grief has come down to his last crust Now he has come to judgment and at last he has come to terms

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  • Amos Oz
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  • 23 October 2019
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About the Author: Amos Oz

Amos Oz Hebrew עמוס עוז‎; born Amos Klausner was an Israeli writer novelist journalist and intellectual He was also a professor of literature at Ben Gurion University in Beersheba He was regarded as Israel's most famous living authorOz's work has been published in 42 languages in 43 countries and has received many honours and awards among them the Legion of Honour of France the Goethe P



10 thoughts on “אותו הים

  1. says:

    Ever since the first time I read this it has become the book by which all other books are judged Oz's verse has such a melancholic beauty to it Still not a book for everyone but if it's a book for you you will never forget it

  2. says:

    No this was not for me This reads as a collection of related poems that strung together are meant to tell a story Some of the lines were pretty and did have me thinking but most of the time I was just confused Poems are intermixed wit

  3. says:

    A beautiful dreamlike prose a delicate poetry and genuinely brilliant There are some superb allusions but the most striking was a novel perspective to look at the mundane things I cannot describe it Will add a few

  4. says:

    A captivating story of a widower and his son trying to come to terms with and find meaning in the loss of his wifemother  It is all the poignant as Oz pours out his soul he himself losing his mother at a young ageIt is an interesting hybrid experimental novel utilising different formats views and devices It may

  5. says:

    A novel told in a mixture of poetry and prose – a novel approach I dare say However I came to understand why novels and poetry stand apart as two different forms and although they borrow heavily from each other the fusion of the two into “the same sea” leaves one uite “at sea”The author enters the minds of a gro

  6. says:

    This is a rare and special sort of read An entire story is told through short poems I would recommend this book to anyone

  7. says:

    The novel infused with sadness longing and ache slips easily from prose into poetry and vice versa The series of poems like the sea of the titl

  8. says:

    Difficult to read until you realize it is poetry

  9. says:

    A gutsy work by an established writer who uses his fame in order to spread out and take chances by experimenting with many literary elements including form there is some poetry and much of the prose is in the form of verse voice a

  10. says:

    ohhhhhhhhhhhh oh ohhhhhhhhhhhhh wonderful he intertwines hope and despair in a way that seems to wrap tight in a foggy blanket the main point of all that we do and are revolutionary way to write a novel prosy poetry or poetic prose

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