Thursday, November 1, 2007


Amos Oz.
Remembering Oz's impressive novel, 'The Same Sea'. A poetic novel, difficult to categorize (postmodern?: a safe category?), where he goes through current conflicts with a near biblic gaze. How is pain reshaped by modernity? This is what he said about his novel:
“One of the things I wanted to introduce in The Same Sea beyond transcending the conflict, is the fact that deep down below all our secrets are the same”.
“Two children of same cruel parent look at one another and see in each other the image of the cruel parent or the image of their past oppressor. This is very much the case between Jew and Arab: It's a conflict between two victims”.

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