Amos Oz is dead. The Israeli writer, died at the age of 79 years in Jerusalem, as his daughter Fania Oz-Salzberger tells on Twitter. A year and a half before his 80. Birthday, he succumbed to a cancer suffering.
Oz is considered the most important representative of Israeli literature, and due to his political commitment as one of the great peace visionaries of his country.
We mourn the passing of Amos Oz, has died today at the age of 79 years. He was one of the greatest writers of Israel and most recognizable voices in the country. May his memory be a blessing. pic.twitter.com/bgdJtDW03s— Embassy of Israel (@Home) December 28, 2018
As Amos Klausner in 1939 in Jerusalem in the British mandate of Palestine (1920-1948) was born, grew up in Oz as a single child in a right-wing Zionist family.
Six years after the Foundation of the state of Israel in 1948, the rebel, the 15-year-old students against the conservative parents ' house, rebelled and moved to the kibbutz Chulda (Hulda), where he joined the Hebrew name "Oz" (dt.: Strength, power) increased. Then he studied literature and philosophy and then returned to Chulda.
Since 1961, published Oz's short stories, "My Michael", he achieved his first novel bestseller. After graduation, he worked in the kibbutz-collective, taught at high schools and wrote. In 1986, he left the kibbutz and took over in 1987, a full Professor of Hebrew literature at the Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba, where he stayed from 1993 to 2005, the prestigious Agnon chair in Contemporary Hebrew literature.
In various essays of the moderately left-wing Zionist from early in the morning for a compromise with the Palestinians and was one of the first Israeli advocates of a Two-state solution. In an Interview with the SZ, Oz remembers his friendship with a British police officer and his friends denounced subsequently as traitors: "it was the first Time that you called me that, at eight years of age. Then I was referred to today in my country, so, now I think of it as a compliment. I know that you can't look at the world only with a Pair of eyes."
among his best-known novels, The third state", "My Michael", a "Black Box", "Alone with the sea" and "tale of love and darkness"". Overall, Oz has published more than 30 books as well as volumes of stories and Essays. His work has been translated into 37 languages. His life's work was awarded the Israel prize in 1998, the Goethe-prize in 2005 and the Siegfried-Lenz-Preis 2014. Oz price was also as a candidate for the literature Nobel.