The author grew up in war-torn Jerusalem, where as a boy he witnessed first-hand the poisonous consequences of fanaticism. In this book, he brings us face to face with fanaticism he suggests ways in which we can all respond.
'A hero of mine, a moral as well as literary giant' Simon Schama
Amos Oz, the internationally acclaimed author of A Tale of Love and Darkness and Judas, grew up in war-torn Jerusalem, where as a boy he witnessed first-hand the poisonous consequences of fanaticism.
In How To Cure a Fanatic Amos Oz analyses the historical roots of violence and confronts truths about the extremism nurtured throughout society. By bringing us face to face with fanaticism he suggests ways in which we can all respond.
From the author of A Tale of Love and Darkness and Man Booker International Prize shortlisted Judas.
'He was the conscience of Israel' Roger Cohen, New York Times
Born in Jerusalem in 1939, Amos Oz is the internationally acclaimed author of many novels and essay collections, translated into over 30 languages, including recently his brilliant semi-autobiographical work, A Tale of Love and Darkness. He has received several international awards, including the Prix Femina, the Israel Prize, the Goethe Prize,the Frankfurt Peace Prize and the 2013 Franz Kafka Prize. He lives in Israel.
Amos Oz is the voice of sanity coming out of confusion -- Nadine Gordimer Nobody has chronicled modern Israel more faithfully than Amos Oz, and these bleak vignettes of village life in a country riddled with anxiety find him at his unsparing best -- Sally Cousins Sunday Telegraph A bloodless victory over fanaticism The Times This is a book designed to be taken out into the world... Patient, cogent and an exquisite thinker, Oz is a rare blast of sanity and intelligence. Read, learn and take heart Guardian A short, clear-sighted and unsentimental masterpiece about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict -- Mark Damazer New Statesman
A short, clear-sighted and unsentimental masterpiece about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
A landmark work from a celebrated author on how to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict.
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