"Unhappy is the land that needs a hero."
-- Bertolt Brecht
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Amos Oz (May 4, 1939)
Amos Oz is one of my favorite Israeli authors. His autobiographical work A Tale of Love and Darkness clarified my understanding of the history of Israel. His work in favor of a peaceful solution to the violence and ill-will between Israelis and Palestinians is idealistic -- maybe too idealistic for my analysis of the increasingly bad situation.