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  • Published: 1 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099572725
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $12.99

How to Cure a Fanatic


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A landmark work from a celebrated author on how to resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

In 'How To Cure a Fanatic' Amos Oz analyses the historical roots of violence and confronts truths about the extremism nurtured throughout society. By bringing us face to face with fanaticism he suggests ways in which we can all respond. In 'Help Us to Divorce' he convinces irrefutably that the Israel-Palestinian conflict is primarily a dispute over 'whose house this is'. In his characteristically lucid, intelligent and inspiring prose Amos Os is unafraid to advocate solutions to the dispute and to espouse his belief that there will, one day, be a resolution to the conflict.'I'm no longer a European in any sense, except through the pain of my parents and my ancestors, who left forever in my genes a sense of unrequited love for Europe... But if I were a European, I'd be careful not to point the finger at anyone. Instead of calling the Israelis this name or the Palestinians that name, I would do anything I could to help both sides, because both of them are on the verge of making the most painful decision of their history... You no longer have to choose between being pro-Israel or pro-Palestine, you have to be pro-peace.'

  • Pub date: 1 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099572725
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $12.99

About the Author

Amos Oz

Born in Jerusalem in 1939, Amos Oz was the internationally acclaimed author of many novels and essay collections, translated into over forty languages, including his brilliant semi-autobiographical work, A Tale of Love and Darkness. His last novel, Judas, was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017 and won the Yasnaya Polyana Foreign Fiction Award. He received several international awards, including the Prix Femina, the Israel Prize, the Goethe Prize, the Frankfurt Peace Prize and the 2013 Franz Kafka Prize. He died in December 2018.

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Praise for How to Cure a Fanatic

“A short, clear-sighted and unsentimental masterpiece about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”

Mark Damazer, New Statesman


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