"Daytime Israel makes a tremendous effort to create the impression of the determined, tough, simple, uncomplicated society ready to fight back, ready to hit back twice as hard, courageous, and so on. Nocturnal Israel is a refugee camp with more nightmares per square mile I guess than any other place in the world. Almost everyone has seen the devil."
~ Amos Oz, as quoted by the Parisian Review.
This retrospective exhibition of the works of celebrated Israeli author Amos Oz was originally produced as a installation in the Conference Center of the Golda Meir Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, to commemorate the authors visit to the University and his lecture at the Golda Meir Library in December 1997. The exhibit was then re-installed for his second visit and lecture at the library in November 1999. Both visits were initiated and arranged by the UWM Center for Jewish Studies, under the direction of Yair Mazor, professor of Hebrew Studies in the UWM Department of Foreign Languages and Linguistics. Professor Mazor also made significant contributions to the production of this exhibition.
Mr. Ozs immense popularity at UWM and in the Milwaukee community, and the very positive response to this exhibition, has prompted the reconstitution of the installation as an Internet exhibit for the benefit and interest of a wider audience. All materials in the exhibit are drawn from Special Collections and from the general circulating collection of the Golda Meir Library. The materials from Special Collections form part of the department's larger Jewish Studies concentration.
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