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Book review: 'To the End of the Land' by David Grossman
Book review: 'To the End of the Land' by David Grossman

To the End of the Land A Novel David Grossman Translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen Alfred A. Knopf: 582 pp., $27.95 From an American standpoint, the degree of moral authority conferred upon Israeli novelist David Grossman in his homeland can be difficult to fathom. A writer of literary fiction can also be a significant social figure? The idea seems too quaint to entertain. But although Grossman, the widely translated Hebrew storyteller and prominent peace activist, rarely aligns his politics with a Knesset consensus, his words have more than once provided a genuine shock to his embattled country's conscience. In 1987, a few months before the first intifada, a newsmagazine...

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