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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date October 12, 2001
Pages 201
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780151005727
ISBN-10 0151005729
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 8.50 in.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $30.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The internationally acclaimed Israeli introduces a unique new collection of short stories wherein he is a character who fields angry phone calls from his characters complaining about how they are portrayed in the book. 30,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
From the internationally acclaimed Israeli author, a unique novel
in verse that will take its place among the great books of our time.

The Same Sea is Amos Oz's most adventurous and inventive novel, the book by which he would like to be remembered. This is Oz free of convention--literary and otherwise. Prose leads to poetry, poetry to prose. The cast of characters ranges from a prodigal son to a widowed father who has taken in his son's enticing young girlfriend, who in turn sleeps with her boyfriend's close friend. The author himself receives phone calls from his characters, criticizing the way he portrays them in his novel. In this human profusion there is chaos and order, love and eroticism, loyalty and betrayal, and ultimately an extraordinary energy.

Reminiscent of Under Milk Wood for the range of its voices, its earthy humor, and its poignancy, The Same Sea is heartbreaking and sensuous, filled with classical echoes and Biblical allusions. Oz at his very best.

"I wrote this book with everything I have. Language music, structure everything that I have. . . . This is the closest book I've written. Close to me, close to what I always wanted. . . . I went as far as I could. --Amos Oz




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1 edition from Houghton Mifflin (October 12, 2001)
9780151005727 | details & prices | 201 pages | 6.25 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $30.00
About: Offers a lyrical novel whose characters include an elderly widower, the spirit of his dead wife, their son who has journeyed to Tibet to find truth, and his young, enticing girlfriend.
With Arthur F. O'Leary | from McGraw-Hill (September 1, 1991); titled "Construction Administration in Architectural Practice"
9780070479036 | details & prices | 9.00 × 11.25 × 1.00 in. | 2.25 lbs | List price $50.00
This edition also contains Construction Administration in Architectural Practice, The Same Sea
About: Advises the managing architect on the correct contracts to use, legal responsibilities, selecting contractors, reviewing shop drawings, negotiating change orders and conflict resolution.

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