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by David Grossman
To End of the Land takes us on an extended backpack across the Israeli landscape. Curiously, Grossman has chosen to show us Israel through the eyes of a character for whom politics is at best a peripheral concern.
To End of the Land takes us on an extended backpack across the Israeli landscape. As we accompany Ora, her lifelong friend and sometimes lover, Avram, and a stray dog that adopts them, we breathe the air and tread the soil of their troubled homeland. There are some among us for whom a two week stroll through the wilderness-cut off from the world of current events, cell phones and the comforts of home- would be the most wonderful of luxuries.
Jacqueline Rose is moved by David Grossman's powerful novel of the Israel-Palestine conflict. For some time now, David Grossman has been describing his writing as a means of survival, as a way of no longer feeling a victim in the "disaster zone" of the seemingly eternal conflict that is Israel-Palestine. At moments he has talked of the risk of dispassion, of being paralysed with fear and despair.
David Grossman has the ability to look inside a person and discover the unique essence of her humanity; his novels are about what it means to defend this essence against a world designed to extinguish it. To the End of the Land is his most powerful, unflinching story of this defense. Nicole Krauss, author of The History of Love. A courageous and powerful antiwar novel.
David Grossman wrote To The End Of The Land while his second eldest son was serving in the military. He wrote the novel as if doing so would protect him. It didn't save his life. It is really incredible to me the way that Grossman brought these people out as a family just by how they talked about each other, what they didn't want to talk about and the doubts and joys. The guilt in if that was the right thing to do, or if maybe you're loved one was never as open with you as you had wanted.
To the End of the Land (original Hebrew title "Isha Borachat Mi’bsora" – "A Woman Flees a Message") is a 2008 novel by Israeli writer David Grossman depicting the emotional strains that family members of soldiers experience when . .
To the End of the Land (original Hebrew title "Isha Borachat Mi’bsora" – "A Woman Flees a Message") is a 2008 novel by Israeli writer David Grossman depicting the emotional strains that family members of soldiers experience when their loved ones are deployed into combat. Grossman began writing the novel in May 2003 when his oldest son Yonatan was serving in the Israeli Defense Forces and the book was largely complete by August 2006 when his younger son Uri was killed in the Second Lebanon War.
Also by David Grossman FICTION In Another Life Someone to Run With Be My Knife The Zigzag Kid The Book of Intimate Grammar See Under: Love The Smile of the Lamb . The Smile of the Lamb. a cognizant original v5 release november 24 2010. Writing in the Dark: Essays on Literature and Politics. Death as a Way of Life: Israel Ten Years After Oslo.
Home David Grossman To the End of the Land. I BEGAN WRITING this book in May of 2003, six months before the end of my oldest son, Yonatan’s, military service, and a year and a half before his younger brother, Uri, enlisted. They both served in the Armored Corps. To the end of the land, . 1. Uri was very familiar with the plot and the characters. Every time we talked on the phone, and when he came home on leave, he would ask what was new in the book and in the characters’ lives. What did you do to them this week? was his regular question.
At the same time, it's joyously and almost painfully alive, full to the point of rupture with the emotions and the endless quotidian details of a few deeply imagined lives.
series Vintage International. ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Christian Science Monitor, The Economist, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and The Pittsburgh Post Gazette. A new york times notable book.
For twenty-six years he has been writing novels about what it means to defend this essence, this unique light, against a world designed to extinguish i. o the End of the Landis his most powerful, shattering, and unflinching story of this defense.
In this stunning, bestselling novel—and an NBCC Award finalist—David Grossman tells the powerful story of a mother’s love for her son. Just before his release from service in the Israeli army, Ora’s son Ofer is sent back to the front for a major offensive. In a fit of preemptive grief and magical thinking, so that no bad news can reach her, Ora sets out on an epic hike in the Galilee. She is joined by an unlikely companion—Avram, a former friend and lover with a troubled past—and as they sleep out in the hills, Ora begins to conjure her son. Ofer’s story, as told by Ora, becomes a surprising balm both for her and for Avram—and a mother’s haunting meditation on war and family.ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Christian Science Monitor, The Economist, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and The Pittsburgh Post Gazette A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK