‘In each other’s hands’

David Grossman’s polyphonic novel on the reverberations of war
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December 2021, no. 438
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More Than I Love My Life by David Grossman, translated by Jessica Cohen

Jonathan Cape, $32.99 pb, 281 pp

‘In each other’s hands’

David Grossman’s polyphonic novel on the reverberations of war
by
December 2021, no. 438

Studying The Crucible in English class engendered fierce competition for the part of John Procter, drawn as we schoolgirls were to his irradiating idealism and dogged pursuit of truth, and besotted by his nobility. The play’s force remains even as the passage of time has worked upon subsequent rereadings. When resisting false allegations of witchcraft, Proctor’s plea is harrowing: ‘Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!’

Tali Lavi reviews 'More Than I Love My Life' by David Grossman, translated by Jessica Cohen

More Than I Love My Life

by David Grossman, translated by Jessica Cohen

Jonathan Cape, $32.99 pb, 281 pp

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