Unto Death by Amos Oz
Crusade and Late Love (2 Novellas)

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“Brilliant and insistent . . . The prose is sharp as a cameo, simple yet compelling, smoky, precise, lustrous, eerie.” — Boston Sunday Globe

Here Amos Oz captures the atmosphere of hatred in which Jews have lived, died, and struggled for understanding.

In Crusade, a band of soldiers journeys toward the Holy Land, killing any Jews they encounter; but soon the Crusaders face their own reckoning, as disease and deprivation take their toll.

Late Love
portrays an aged lecturer in modern Israel with paranoid visions of the destruction of his people at the hands of the Soviets. He is out of touch with a younger and saner generation, but knows they must be warned.

“Powerfully written, with subtlety and flagrance delicately balanced.” — Austin American-Statesman

About Amos Oz

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Amos Oz was born in Jerusalem in 1939. He is the author of fourteen novels and collections of short fiction, and numerous works of nonfiction. His acclaimed memoir A Tale of Love and Darkness was an international bestseller and recipient of the prestigious Goethe prize, as well as the National Jewish Book Award. Scenes from Village Life, a New York Times Notable Book, was awarded the Prix Méditerranée Étranger in 2010. He lives in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Published May 8, 1978 by Mariner Books. 176 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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