The Same Sea

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    The Same Sea

    Mehka - 07. mar 2002
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    ISBN/EAN:P_9780099283959
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    "The Same Sea" is Amos Oz's most adventurous and inventive novel, the book by which he would like to be remembered. The cast of characters ranges from a prodigal son to a widowed father who has taken in his son's enticing young girlfriend, who in turn sleeps with her boyfriend's close friend. The author himself receives phone calls from his characters, criticizing the way he portrays them in his novel. In this human profusion there is chaos and order, love and eroticism, loyalty and betrayal, and ultimately an extraordinary energy.
    "I wrote this book with everything I have. Language, music, structure--everything that I have. . . . This is the closest book I've written. Close to me, close to what I always wanted. . . . I went as far as I could."--Amos Oz

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    UK Kirkus review
    Oz, Israel's best known novelist abandons traditional literary constraints in The Same Sea to provide a lyrical and evocative study of a man in mourning, attempting to put the loss of his wife behind him. In a mixture of blank verse, prose and occasional internal rhyme, Oz produces an array of characters and voices, each of whom talks of their lives and loves in the aftermath of Nadia Danon's death from cancer. Set in the Israeli coastal town of Bat Yam (which means 'daughter of the sea') the narrative's only constant factor is the inescapable sea. While Nadia's accountant widower, Albert, combats the present by striking up almost platonic relationships with both his son's former girlfriend and a middle-aged widow, his son tries to find himself via the modern-day Israeli rite of passage in the mountains of Tibet, seeking occasional solace in an elderly prostitute. Oz deftly moves the force of the narrative from one character to the next, telling his tale from a variety of shifting perspectives. Mixing biblical images with the present day, his lyrical and yet occasionally blunt style brilliantly captures the atmosphere of Israel's sweltering coastal plain. His description of Tel Aviv: 'You don't see a sunset or a star, you see how the plaster peels from an excess of adrenaline, smells of sweat and diesel fuels' is simply superb. The Israeli author is just as strong in describing the feelings and individual isolation of Albert and his son, and it is hard to escape the conclusion that The Same Sea is a mini-masterpiece. Review by JEFF BARAK (Kirkus UK)

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    "The Same Sea" is Amos Oz's most adventurous and inventive novel, the book by which he would like to be remembered. The cast of characters ranges from a prodigal son to a widowed father who has taken in his son's enticing young girlfriend, who in turn sleeps with her boyfriend's close friend. The author himself receives phone calls from his characters, criticizing the way he portrays them in his novel. In this human profusion there is chaos and order, love and eroticism, loyalty and betrayal, and ultimately an extraordinary energy.
    "I wrote this book with everything I have. Language, music, structure--everything that I have. . . . This is the closest book I've written. Close to me, close to what I always wanted. . . . I went as far as I could."--Amos Oz

    Publisher and industry reviews

    UK Kirkus review
    Oz, Israel's best known novelist abandons traditional literary constraints in The Same Sea to provide a lyrical and evocative study of a man in mourning, attempting to put the loss of his wife behind him. In a mixture of blank verse, prose and occasional internal rhyme, Oz produces an array of characters and voices, each of whom talks of their lives and loves in the aftermath of Nadia Danon's death from cancer. Set in the Israeli coastal town of Bat Yam (which means 'daughter of the sea') the narrative's only constant factor is the inescapable sea. While Nadia's accountant widower, Albert, combats the present by striking up almost platonic relationships with both his son's former girlfriend and a middle-aged widow, his son tries to find himself via the modern-day Israeli rite of passage in the mountains of Tibet, seeking occasional solace in an elderly prostitute. Oz deftly moves the force of the narrative from one character to the next, telling his tale from a variety of shifting perspectives. Mixing biblical images with the present day, his lyrical and yet occasionally blunt style brilliantly captures the atmosphere of Israel's sweltering coastal plain. His description of Tel Aviv: 'You don't see a sunset or a star, you see how the plaster peels from an excess of adrenaline, smells of sweat and diesel fuels' is simply superb. The Israeli author is just as strong in describing the feelings and individual isolation of Albert and his son, and it is hard to escape the conclusion that The Same Sea is a mini-masterpiece. Review by JEFF BARAK (Kirkus UK)

    O avtorju

    -Amos Oz-

    Izraelski pisatelj Amos Oz (1939-2018), rojen v Jeruzalemu, se je po študiju filozofije in književnosti uveljavil kot novinar, profesor in esejist, še najbolj pa kot romanopisec.

    Oz je veljal za modernega literarnega klasika, ki je zagovarjal politiko strpnosti do Palestincev in v svojih delih tenkočutno opisoval razburljivo, tragično 20. stoletje.

    Svoja najbolj znana dela: Moj Mihael, Črna skrinjica, Panter v kleti, Zgodba o ljubezni in temnini …, je posvetil času, prostoru in dogodkom 20. stoletja.

    Za svoje literarno delo je prejel številna mednarodna priznanja, tudi mirovno nagrado nemškega združenja založnikov in knjigotržcev.

    Leta 2017 je bil uvrščen med finaliste za mednarodno nagrado booker in je bil več let eden od kandidatov za Nobelovo nagrado. Leta 2012, ob izidu romana Zgodba o ljubezni in temnini, je obiskal Slovenijo. Njegovo zadnje delo, Juda (2014), je v začetku leta 2018 izšlo pri Mladinski knjigi v zbirki Roman.

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    Podrobnosti o izdelku

    • Jezik: angleški
    • Leto izida: 2002
    • Število strani: 208
    • ISBN/EAN: 9780099283959
    • Mere izdelka vxš: 19,8 x 13,1
    • Vezava: Mehka
    • Datum Izida: 07.03.2002
    • Založba: Vintage
    • Avtor: Amos Oz
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