To Jerusalem and Back: A Personal Account (Penguin Modern Classics)

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In the mid-1970s, Saul Bellow visited Israel and To Jerusalem and Back is his account of his time there. Immersing himself in its landscape and culture, he records the opinions, passions and dreams of Israelis of varying viewpoints - from Prime Minister Rabin, novelist Amos Oz and the editor of an Arab-language newspaper to a kibbutznik escaped from the Warsaw ghetto and the barber at Bellow's hotel. Through meditations steeped in history and literature he adds his own reflections on being Jewish in the twentieth century. Bellow's exploration of a beautiful and troubled city is a powerful testament to the unique spirit and challenges of Israel, its history and its future.

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To Jerusalem and Back In the mid-1970s, Saul Bellow visited Israel. This book presents his account of his time there. Immersing himself in its landscape and culture, he records the opinions, passions and dreams of Israelis of varying viewpoints - from Prime Minister Rabin, novelist Amos Oz and the editor of an Arab-language newspaper to the barber at Bellow's hotel. Full description

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Bellow evokes places, ideas, people on the edge of history, an inch from disaster, yet brimming with argument and words . An impassioned and thoughtful book. The New York Times Book Review
Essentially a plea for a greater understanding of the state of Israel by one of its most articulate admirers. The Times"

"Bellow evokes places, ideas, people...on the edge of history, an inch from disaster, yet brimming with argument and words.... An impassioned and thoughtful book." -The New York Times Book Review
"Essentially a plea for a greater understanding of the state of Israel by one of its most articulate admirers." -The Times

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