Grossman, David,1954–, Israeli writer and peace activist, b. Jerusalem. He is widely recognized as the finest novelist in the generation that followed Amos OzOz, Amos,
1939–2018, Israeli writer, b. Jerusalem as Amos Klausner. As a teenager he changed his name to Oz [Heb.,=strength]. A former kibbutz member, Israeli soldier, and schoolteacher, he became one of Israel's major novelists.
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(Abraham B. Yehoshua), 1936–, Israeli writer. From a Sephardic family, he graduated (1961) from Hebrew Univ. in his native Jerusalem. He has taught at several schools, and since 1967 has lived in Haifa, where he teaches at the city's university.
..... Click the link for more information. . The son of a Polish-born father and Israeli mother, he was an editor and radio broadcaster and served in the Israeli army; his son was killed (2006) while serving in the conflict with HezbollahHezbollah
[Arab., = Party of God], Lebanese Shiite political party and militia. Founded in 1982 with Iranian help to oppose Israeli forces occupying S Lebanon, Hezbollah launched guerrilla attacks and suicide bombings against Israeli forces (which were a factor in Israel's
..... Click the link for more information. . Grossman's dissatisfaction with the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza resonates throughout his first novel, The Smile of the Lamb (1983, tr.1991, film 1986) and first nonfiction book, The Yellow Wind (1987, tr. 1988), which is based on interviews of Palestinians in the occupied territories and brought him international fame. His best-known novel is the four-part See Under: Love (1986, tr. 1989), a wildly inventive tale of the Holocaust. His other fiction includes The Book of Intimate Grammar (1991, tr. 1994, film 2010), The Zigzag Kid (1994, tr. 1997), Someone to Run With (2000, tr. 2004, film 2006), To the End of the Land (2008, tr. 2010), and A Horse Walks into a Bar (2014, tr. 2017, Man Booker International Prize), the life story of a fading stand-up comedian told through one night's disastrous performance. Falling Out of Time (2011, tr. 2014), an amalgam of poetry, prose, and drama, is a book of laments on the death of children. His collections of essays, Sleeping on a Wire (1992, tr. 1992), and journalism, Death as a Way of Life (2003, tr. 2003), explore Israeli-Arab relations and conflicts. Grossman has also written a play, novellas, children's books, a biblical exegesis, and song lyrics.