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Rhyming Life & Death
By Nicholas De Lange (trans) and Amos Oz
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date April 14, 2009
Pages 117
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780151013678
ISBN-10 0151013675
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $23.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:
An ingenious, witty, behind-the-scenes novel about eight hours in the life of an author.

A literary celebrity is in Tel Aviv on a stifling hot night to give a reading from his new book.While the obligatory inane questions ("Why do you write? What is it like to be famous? Do you write with a pen or on a computer?) are being asked and answered, his attention wanders and he begins to invent lives for the strangers he sees around him. Among them are Yakir Bar-Orian Zhitomirski, a self-styled literary guru; Tsefania Beit-Halachmi, a poet (whose work provides the novel’s title); and Rochele Reznik, a professional reader, with whom the Author has a brief but steamy sexual skirmish; to say nothing of Ricky the waitress, the real object of his desire. One life story builds on another—and the author finds himself unexpectedly involved with his creations.

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from Houghton Mifflin (April 14, 2009)
9780151013678 | details & prices | 117 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $23.00
About: An ingenious, witty, behind-the-scenes novel about eight hours in the life of an author.
from Vintage Uk (February 19, 2009); titled "Rhyming Life and Death"
9780701182281 | details & prices | 160 pages | List price $22.00
About: An unnamed author waits in a bar in Tel Aviv on a stifling hot night.

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