Nobel laureate Saul Bellow's revealing interviews and meditations, steeped in history and literature, on the unique spirit and challenges of Israel.
A powerful and stimulating testament, this book is a rigorous attempt to come to grips with Israel's history and future. Immersing himself in the landscape and culture of "this small state in perpetual crisis", Bellow records the opinions, passions, and dreams of Israelis of varying viewpoints Yitzak Rabin, Amos Oz, an Arab-language newspaper editor, a Holocaust survivor kibbutznik and adds his own reflections on being Jewish in the twentieth century. His journey is not merely an exploration of a very beautiful and very troubled city; it is a major literary work, and an urgently important one.
- By Saul Bellow
- (182 Pages)Publisher: Penquin Books, 1976