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Dear Zealots: Letters from a Divided Land

Dear Zealots: Letters from a Divided Land

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Overview


An urgent and deeply necessary work, Dear Zealots offers three powerful essays that speak directly to our present age, on the rise of zealotry in Israel and around the world. 

“Concise, evocative . . . Dear Zealots is not just a brilliant book of thoughts and ideas—it is a depiction of one man’s struggle, who for decades has insisted on keeping a sharp, strident and lucid perspective in the face of chaos and at times of madness.” — David Grossman, winner of the Man Booker International Prize

From the incomparable Amos Oz comes a series of three essays: on the universal nature of fanaticism and its possible cures, on the Jewish roots of humanism and the need for a secular pride in Israel, and on the geopolitical standing of Israel in the wider Middle East and internationally.

Dear Zealots is classic Amos Oz—fluid, rich, masterly, and perfectly timed for a world in which polarization and extremism are rising everywhere. The essays were written, Oz states, "first and foremost" for his grandchildren: they are a patient, learned telling of history, religion, and politics, to be thumbed through and studied, clung to even, as we march toward an uncertain future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780358175445
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 11/12/2019
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author


AMOS OZ (1939 – 2018) was born in Jerusalem. He was the recipient of the Prix Femina, the Frankfurt Peace Prize, the Goethe Prize, the Primo Levi Prize, and the National Jewish Book Award, among other international honors. His work has been translated into forty-four languages.
 

Date of Birth:

May 4, 1939

Date of Death:

December 28, 2018

Place of Birth:

Jerusalem

Place of Death:

Tel Aviv, Israel

Table of Contents

Preface xi

I Dear Zealots 1

II Many Lights, Not One Light 41

III Dreams Israel Should Let Go of Soon 109

Acknowledgments 137

Bibliography 139