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Robert Alter—Amos Oz: Writer, Activist, Icon (In Person Only)

October 15, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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In partnership with the Jewish Community Library

Amos Oz (1939–2018) was one of Israel’s most prolific and prominent writers, as well as a regular contender for the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was the author of dozens of novels, essay collections, and novellas written between 1965 and shortly before his death.

In this biography, celebrated translator, literary critic, and biblical scholar Robert Alter explores Oz’s relationship with his family, beginning with the suicide of his mother, when he was twelve years old, and goes on to review his time in Kibbutz Hulda, which he entered at fourteen following his separation from his father; his family’s right-wing Zionism; his writing career; his activism in support of a pluralistic Israel; and his work as an international lecturer.

In examining Oz’s life and work, Alter brings together testimony from Oz and his circle, as well as close readings of his central works, to present Oz’s inner world and public persona.

Sunday, October 15 @ 2pm; FREE

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October 15, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Jewish Community Library
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San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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