Amos Oz is dead

The Israeli novelist and thinker died today of cancer at 79.

Like Philip Roth, he wrote as he breathed. Both have died in the same bitter year, as did Aharon Appelfeld.

Like Philip, too, he never wrote an uninteresting book.

His autobiography, A Tale of Love and Darkness, reads like a psychological thriller.

May his soul rest among the righteous.



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