Sunday, October 3, 2010
To the End of the Land
The Israeli prominent writer David Grossman's new novel "To the End of the Land" describes a parent's passionate attempt to keep a soldier son from harm. But as he was finishing the book, the writer lost his soldier son.
“This book was such an act of choosing life,” David Grossman says of his great fictional creation.
George Packer writes: "On the shelf above his "David Grossman's" desk in the study sit the framed words "I had no idea I was going to write this," and a card with a quote from Margaret Mead: "Never underestimate the ability of a small group of individuals to change the world. Indeed they are the only ones who ever have."
Excerpt from The New Yorker.