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Scenes from Village Life

by Amos Oz Author · Nicholas de Lange Translator


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Strange things are happening in Tel Ilan, a century-old pioneer village. A disgruntled retired politician complains to his daughter that he hears the sound of digging at night. Could it be their tenant, that young Arab? But then the young Arab hears the digging sounds too. Where has the mayor's wife gone, vanished without a trace, her note saying "Don't worry about me"? Around the village, the veneer of new wealth—gourmet restaurants, art galleries, a winery—barely conceals the scars of war and of past generations: disused air raid shelters, rusting farm tools, and trucks left wherever they stopped. Scenes from Village Life is a memorable novel-in-stories by the inimitable Amos Oz: a brilliant, unsettling glimpse of what goes on beneath the surface of everyday life.

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Blackstone Publishing
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Amos Oz (Author)

Amos Oz (1939-2018) was an Israeli journalist and author of acclaimed fiction, nonfiction, and short stories who was called one of "Israel's most prolific writers and respected intellectuals" by the New York Times. He was awarded many honors, incl...

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Nicholas de Lange (Translator)

Nicholas de Lange is a professor at the University of Cambridge and a renowned translator. He has translated Amos Oz's work since the 1960s.

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Claire Bloom (Director)

Claire Bloom, CBE, is an English film and stage actress, known for leading roles in plays such as Streetcar Named Desire, A Doll's House, and Long Day's Journey into Night, along with nearly sixty films and countless television roles, during a car...

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Author :
Amos Oz
Translator :
Nicholas de Lange
Narrator :
Stefan Rudnicki
Director :
Claire Bloom
Scenes from Village Life
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