For some time now, David Grossman has been describing his writing as a means of survival, as a way of no longer feeling a victim in the "disaster zone" of the seemingly eternal conflict that is Israel-Palestine. At moments he has talked of the risk of dispassion, of being paralysed with fear and despair. In this novel, anyone is capable of being a monster, but it is the Israelis who suffer most.
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David Grossman wrote To The End Of The Land while his second eldest son was serving in the military. He wrote the novel as if doing so would protect him. It didn't save his life. I have been a big David Grossman fan since 2005. I used to give my brother copies of his books years ago.
David Grossman's son fought in the Gulf War and was eventually killed. Although this book was not written as a reaction to that loss it is made more poignant by that eventual tragedy. It is an absolutely stunning book and answers the Israeli question better than anything else I've ever read, heard or seen. Ora, has a close relationship with Avram who is captured and tortured by the Egyptians in 1967, many years later she has a son Ofer, who joins the Israeli army and is involved in the mistreatment of some Arabs he captures. This book, in its 576 pages goes someway to explaining that troubled history. The writing is so utterly real and beautiful, and it touched me so deeply that I’m sure it will always remain one of my favourite books. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Your e-mail address will not be published.
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David Grossman has the ability to look inside a person and discover the unique essence of her humanity; his novels are about what it means to defend this essence against a world designed to extinguish it. To the End of the Land is his most powerful, unflinching story of this defense. Nicole Krauss, author of The History of Love. A courageous and powerful antiwar novel. Grossman’s most ambitious work to date. His imagination is secular, worldly, self-questioning and ironic. The Israel he imagines, beautifully and sorrowfully, is not going to be saved by any divine.
To the End of the Land (original Hebrew title "Isha Borachat Mi’bsora" – "A Woman Flees a Message") is a 2008 novel by Israeli writer David Grossman depicting the emotional strains that family members of soldiers experience when their loved ones are deployed into combat. Grossman began writing the novel in May 2003 when his oldest son Yonatan was serving in the Israeli Defense Forces and the book was largely complete by August 2006 when his younger son Uri was killed in the Second Lebanon War.
In the book we meet Ora, a middle-aged Israeli mother of two and a character so fully realized that it is difficult to resolve oneself to fact that she does not exist somewhere out there in the real world. Ora is consumed by fear that her youngest son, Ofer, an army conscript recalled to his battalion, will be killed in an upcoming offensive in the Occupied Territories. She dreads the knock at the door from the notifiers -– that grim, uniformed cadre that arrives with the most unwanted news from the front. In the early morning hours of Aug. 13, 2006, the doorbell rang at the Grossman’s suburban Jerusalem home. As Grossman told George Packer of the New Yorker, at that moment he thought: That’s it, our life is over. At the time of his son’s death, Grossman was nearing the final draft of To the End of the Land. The novel’s prescience is harrowing. Grossman’s personal tragedy should be secondary.