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Amos Oz - Life, Works, Politics, Acknowledgement

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Novelist, born in Jerusalem, Israel. He studied at the Hebrew University there and at Oxford, served in the Israeli army, and worked part-time as a schoolteacher as well as a writer. His novels describe the tensions of life in modern Israel, and include (trans titles) Elsewhere, Perhaps (1966), My Michael (1968), In the Land of Israel (1982), and Don't Call it Night (1995). Later books include Panther in the Basement (1997) and The Same Sea (2001). A Tale of Love and Darkness, chronicling his early life, was published in 2004. Among his awards are the Israel Prize for Literature in 1998 and the 2005 Goethe cultural prize for his life's work.

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