To Jerusalem and Back: A Personal Account

Version: Unabridged
Author: Saul Bellow
Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Essays & Anthologies, Travel, Middle East
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: December 2011
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours, 30 minutes
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This extraordinary book is the result of Saul Bellow's sojourn in Israel in 1975. A personal record of his stay'his experiences and impressions'as well as a meditation, it crackles with wit and controversy on America's relationship with this embattled country.

Using quick sketches and vignettes, Bellow captures the personal opinions, passions, and dreams of several Israelis, and he also adds to these his own reflections on being Jewish in the twentieth century. The varying viewpoints of those he encounters and interviews offer a revealing look at the history and challenges of Israel, and Bellow's passionate storytelling draws listeners in to share in his experience.

'An impassioned and thoughtful book'Bellow delights in the liveliness, the gallantry of Israeli life'people on the edge of history, an inch from disaster, yet brimming with argument and words.''New York Times Book Review

Author Details

Author Details

Bellow, Saul

Saul Bellow won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel HUMBOLDTa (TM)S GIFT in 1975, and in 1976 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature a ~for the human understanding and subtle analysis of contemporary culture that are combined in his work.a (TM) He is the only novelist to receive three National Book Awards, for THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH, HERZOG, and MR. SAMMLERa (TM)S PLANET