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‘Sea’ Changes Tide

Amos Oz writes the book for which he would like to be remembered.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/sea_changes_tide_20011019

In recent years, Israeli writer Amos Oz has become as well-known for his liberal political views as for his fiction. In his newest book, "The Same Sea," he has created a novel infused with literary artistry that never directly addresses politics, but allows them to hover undiscussed in the corners of his character's lives. "The Same Sea," a complex weaving of narratives written in verse and prose about a family coping with loss, features Oz himself as "The Narrator," and he reveals for the first time the suicide of his mother when he was 12. The immense vulnerability Oz describes in himself also drives all of his characters in "The Same Sea."

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