See Under: LOVE: A Novel

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Macmillan, Jan 12, 2002 - Fiction - 458 pages
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In this powerful novel by one of Israel's most prominent writers, Momik, the only child of Holocaust survivors, grows up in the shadow of his parents' history. Determined to exorcise the Nazi "beast" from their shattered lives and prepare for a second holocaust he knows is coming, Momik increasingly shields himself from all feeling and attachment. But through the stories his great-uncle tells him—the same stories he told the commandant of a Nazi concentration camp—Momik, too, becomes "infected with humanity." Grossman's masterly fusing of vision, thought, and emotion make See Under: Love a luminously imaginative and profoundly affecting work.

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I found this a very difficult book, but one that I did not want to stop reading. It's one I would like to re-read. It is set in 4 parts and all are difficult. It takes place in Israel after the ... Read full review

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An impossible book to describe but magnificent nevertheless. Grossman's writing is poetical, obtuse, old fashioned and modern all in one novel. Divided into 4 distinct sections with 4 correspondingly ... Read full review

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David Grossman is the author two books of journalism, several children's book, a play. and six novels, including his most recent,Be My Knife. He lives in Jerusalem.

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