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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
990 NOT FOR MARCIVE