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On Love, Darkness and Amos Oz

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: February 18, 2019, 19:00 – 21:00

Evening dedicated to Amos Oz, one of the most acclaimed of Israeli writers and intellectuals. The author of over 30 works of literature, essays and memoirs he died on 28 December last year. His oeuvre created indelible portraits of Israeli reality and the country’s political and spiritual roots and conflicts. His most important books include My Michael (1968), Unto Death (1971) and the memoir A Tale of Darkness (2002).

Oz was engaged for many years in trying to find a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and regarded a two-state solution as the only way forward. “What’s happening in Israel is a clash between the justified right of Israeli Jews to their own territory and the equally justified right of Palestinian Arabs,” he once said.

The author visited Prague, where his mother had once studied, several times and became friendly with Václav Havel and other Czech literary figures.

The evening is organised by the Václav Havel Library in cooperation with the TOPAZ institute. 


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