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008    931122s1994    nyu           00001 eng   
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050  0 PJ5054.G728|bS413 1994 
082 00 892.4/36|220 
100 1  Grossman, David. 
240 10 Sefer ha-diḳduḳ ha-penimi.|lEnglish 
245 14 The book of intimate grammar /|cDavid Grossman ; 
       translated from the Hebrew by Betsy Rosenberg. 
250    1st ed. 
260    New York :|bFarrar, Straus, Giroux,|c1994. 
300    343 p. ;|c24 cm. 
520    David Grossman, the leading Israeli novelist of his 
       generation, showed himself in his internationally 
       acclaimed novel, See Under: LOVE, to be a consummate 
       artist of the inner life of the child. Now, in his most 
       moving and accessible novel yet, he gives us the story of 
       the greatest and most universal tragedy, the loss of that 
       childhood world. At twelve, Aron Kleinfeld is the 
       ringleader among the boys in his Jerusalem neighborhood, 
       their inspiration in dreaming up games and adventures. But
       as his friends begin to mature, Aron remains imprisoned 
       for three long years in the body of a child. While Israel 
       inches toward the Six-Day War, and while the voices of his
       friends change and become strange to him, Aron lives in 
       his child body as though in a nightmare. Like a spy in 
       enemy territory, he learns to decipher the internal codes 
       of sexuality and desire, to understand the unyielding 
       bureaucracy of the human body. 
520 8  Hurled between childhood and adulthood, between the pure 
       and the profane, he is like a volcano of emotions and 
       impulses. But, like his hero Houdini, Aron still struggles
       to escape from the trap of growing up. 
520 8  . The Book of Intimate Grammar is about the alchemy of 
       childhood, which transforms loneliness and fear into 
       creation, and about the struggle to emerge as an artist. 
       Funny, painful and passionate, it is a work of enormous 
       intensity and beauty. 
650  0 Children|zJerusalem|xFiction. 
651  0 Jerusalem|xFiction. 
655  7 Bildungsromane.|2gsafd 
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