By Amos Oz
Amos Oz's first book—beautifully repackaged—is a nerve-racking and relocating choice of brief tales approximately kibbutz life.
every one of the 8 tales during this quantity grips the reader from the 1st line. each one conveys the stress and depth of feeling within the founding interval of Israel, a brand-new country with an age-old history.
a few are love tales, extra are hate tales, and regularly the 2 urges intertwine.
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Any reasonable man would justify their action. 2 YOU MIGHT imagine that the nomad incursion enriched our heat-prostrated nights with a dimension of poetry. This may have been the case for some of our unattached girls. But we cannot refrain from mentioning a whole string of prosaic, indeed unaesthetic disturbances, such as foot-and-mouth disease, crop damage, and an epidemic of petty thefts. The foot-and-mouth disease came out of the desert, carried by their livestock, which had never been subjected to any proper medical inspection.
Must get out. Damp and close and hot the night fell, its heat pricking the skin like broken glass. Geula retraced her steps, passed the balcony of her room, tossed her sandals inside, and walked down barefoot onto the dirt path. The clods of earth tickled the soles of her feet. There was a rough friction, and her nerve endings quivered with flickers of vague excitement. Beyond the rocky hill the shadows were waiting for her: the orchard in the last of the light. With determined hands she widened the gap in the fence and slipped through.
But it is so. What I mean is, you’ll drink your coffee, nice and slow, and I’ll give you a cigarette too, an American one, from Virginia. In the meantime, have a look at this box. The brushes. The special oil too. And the canvases. And all the tubes. It’s all for you. First of all drink. ” “But I still don’t understand,” said Galila. A man pacing about his room in an undershirt on a summer night is not a strange sight. But the monkeylike body of Matityahu Damkov set something stirring inside her.