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To Jerusalem and Back

A Personal Account

Saul Bellow - Author

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ISBN 9780141180755 | 192 pages | 01 May 1998 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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Here you sit at dinner with charming people in a dining room like any other. Yet you know that your hostess has lost a son, that her sister lost children in the 1973 war...in the domestic ceremony of passed dishes and filled glasses the thoughts of a destructive enemy are hard to grasp. What you do know is that there is one fact of Jewish life left unchanged by the creation of a Jewish State: 'You cannot take your right to love for granted...'
'Bellow evokes places, ideas, people . . . on the edge of history, an inch from disaster, yet brimming with argument and words . . . An impassioned and thoughtful book' - The New York Times Book Review

'Essentially a plea for a greater understanding of the state of Israel by one of its most articulate admirers' - The Times