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Posts tagged ‘Amos Oz’

BOTW: A Tale of Love and Darkness

every morning this week (monday 11th to friday 14th), 9.45-10.00am (repeated 12.30am), on bbc radio 4
a tale of love and darkness (by amos oz, translated by nicholas de lange, and read by david fleeshman) (in the book of the week series)

“Israeli writer Amos Oz died on the 28th December 2018, leaving a huge legacy of fiction, essays and articles as well as the masterpiece A Tale of Love and Darkness.
This bestselling memoir explores the author’s difficult childhood in Mandatory Palestine.
1. Oz’s earliest memories are of his parents’ struggle to settle in Jerusalem while mourning a Europe that had rejected them.
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FR: Amos Oz

friday 28th december, 7.15-7.21pm, on bbc radio 4
front row (presented by john wilson) leads with …

“Journalist and novelist Jonathan Freedland remembers the Israeli author Amos Oz who died today.”

including interview with …
• journalist and broadcaster jonathan freedland
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Imagine … Amos Oz

this evening (saturday 5th), 11.25pm-12.45 (or 12.15?), on bbc 2 tv
amos oz: the conscience of israel (presented by alan yentob) (in the imagine … series) (repeated from november 2005)

Alan Yentob presents a portrait of Israel’s most celebrated writer and political commentator, Amos Oz, whose childhood memoir A Tale of Love and Darkness gives an eyewitness account of the birth of Israel.
Yentob takes Oz back to the settings of the childhood in Israel and reveals a fascinating portrait of the early years of Israel, the tragic story of Oz’s family and his widely respected views on the conflict with Palestine.”

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Newshour/Twt: Amos Oz dies

yesterday (friday 28th), 1.51-1.59pm (repeated 9.51pm), on bbc world service radio, and 10.07-10.09pm and 10.16-10.23pm on bbc radio 4
newshour (presented by julian marshall) and the world tonight (presented by sean ley) include …

“The acclaimed Israeli author Amos Oz has died at the age of 79. His most famous works include Black Box and In the Land of Israel. He won numerous literary prizes, both in Israel and internationally, and was regularly touted as a favourite for the Nobel Prize for Literature.”

including interviews with …
amos oz (from 2010)
• historian tom segev
• bbc reporter vincent dowd
amos oz (from 2012)
• writer a b yehoshua
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Present at the creation

this evening (tuesday 15th), 8.00-8.40pm (repeated 5.00pm sunday), on bbc radio 4
present at the creation (presented by jonathan freedland)

Jonathan Freedland recalls the extraordinary day in 1948 when Israel declared its independence. He meets the last two surviving eye-witnesses of the declaration ceremony and gets a rare glimpse of the original document itself as he tells the story of that day in May”

including contributions from …
yael medini, then 17, daughter of moshe sharett
nabil sha’ath
• historian yoram shachar
yair sharef, son of cabinet secretary ze’ev sharef
• writer amos oz
• professor of economics giora hanoch, then 16, helping his uncle, lucien salzman (zaltzman), with the sound recording for the palestine electrical recording company
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Amos Oz on Judas

yesterday evening (tuesday 13th), 7.27-7.36pm, on bbc radio 4
frontrow (presented by samira ahmed) includes …

“The distinguished Israeli writer, Amos Oz, discusses his latest novel, Judas, which provides an alternative reading not just of the man whose name became synonymous with the word traitor, but suggests that traitors may have more to offer than simple betrayal.”

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Mor Loushy: Censored Voices

this evening (monday 7th), 10.00-11.25pm, on bbc 4 tv
the six-day war: censored voices (in the storyville series) (more…)

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