Category Archives: Israel

The Idea of Israel

The Idea of Israel: A Study in Power and Knowledge by Ilan Pappé 2014 / 313 pages (Kindle) rating: 9 – historiography/memoir (!) This is an amazing book!   I decided to read it as an antidote to My Promised Land and it … Continue reading

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My Promised Land

My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of IsraelAri Shavit2013 / 464 pagesrating – ?   – memoir/history Later:  Considering the title, I took this book to be a memoir, not a history or official anything. I took it to … Continue reading

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To the End of the Land

To the End of the Land by David Grossman 2008 / 653 pages Israeli Lit – (translated) Rating  7.5 I have a feeling I would have enjoyed this book a lot more had I not just finished Wish You Were … Continue reading

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The Blue Mountain

The Blue Mountain by Meir Shalev 1988 / 377 pages Rating  10 This is a totally mesmerizing book.  It’s  beautifully written and historically evocative, if not literally “true.”  The subject is a small group of very early 20th century Russian … Continue reading

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