AMOS OZ died

adminDecember 29, 2018

The death of the author Amos Oz was announced on Twitter by his daughter.

A winner of Israel's State Literature Prize, Amos Oz, was one of the most famous contemporary critics. He died of a condition caused by cancer. He was married and had three children.

Amos Oz was born in Jerusalem in 1939, in a family of scholars and teachers, from Poland and Russia. The family's key figure, as evidenced by its later autobiographical novel, "The Love of Love and the Darkness", is the father of grandfather, Professor Joseph Klausner. Getting into Palestine at the beginning of the last century, it will reach heights of social and intellectual recognition. A street in Jerusalem is named after him, while his writings are references in the Bible of Judaism.

The fathers of Amos will have another fate: his father, Yehuda Arieh Klausner, though studying literature and history in Poland, knew 17 languages ​​and had a great culture, would remain in the shadow of his uncle, had to accept a modest record of librarian , while his mother, Fania, a woman being cultivated, by a special sensitivity, carrying nostalgia in Europe in her heart, will undermine the difficulties and shortcomings of the emigrant life, and will commit suicide en Amos was 12 years old.

In 1954, at the age of fifteen, the teenager raised among the books experienced rebellion against his father and left Jerusalem. He sits up in Hulda's kibbutz, where he will change his last name to stay Amos Oz. In just 20 years, his first stories in the literary magazine Keshet are published shortly before being sent by the kibbutz collectivity to study philosophy and literature at the University of Jerusalem. In 1967 he fought in the Day War, and in 1973 he participated in the Yom Kippur War.

Having graduated from the Philosophical Philosophy faculty in Jerusalem, he returned to the kibbutz where he practiced agriculture and learned at the local high school for 25 years until 1986 when he moved with his wife and son to Arad on the shores of the Dead Sea.

From 1965 until now, Amos Oz has published 35 booksincluding 13 novels, four volumes of stories and short stories, children's books and nine volumes containing essays and articles.

His first volume of stories, "Where the Jackals Scream", appears in 1965, followed by the novel "Always May" (1966). Following the success of the 1968 novel, "My husband, Michael", Amos Oz continues to publish fiction books: "To the Death" (1971), "Touch the Water, Touch the Wind" (1973), "The Hill of the Youth Counselor "" Don't say one night "(1994)," Don't tell the night "(1978)," Perfect Rest "(1982)," The Black Box "(2007)," The Love of Darkness "(2002)," Suddenly in the forest "(2005)," Rime of Life and Death "(2007)," "Campestre Life Scene" (2009). The volumes of political and literary essays by Amos Oz have been translated into many countries, the best known being "How to Listen to a Fanatic ", published in 2002.

Among the many differences received by the author are: The Peace Prize (Germany, 1992), Israel's Literature Prize (1998), the Ovidius Grand Prix (Romania, 2004), the Catalonia Prize for Literature (2004), the Grinzane Cavour Prize and the Heinrich Heine Prize (Germany, 2008).

Over time, Amos Oz has been invited by prestigious higher education institutions such as St. Cross, Oxford (1969-1970), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1975, 1990), and Colorado Springs College (1984-1985) in U.S. Pat. Since 1987, Amos Oz teaches Hebrew literature at Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva.

In 1991, Amos Oz became a member of the Hebrew Language Academy in Israel.

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