Monday, February 4, 2008

Amos Oz: The woman In the Window

I remember the speech the writer Amos Oz said in the ceremony of the Príncipe de Asturias Awards, where he was being awarded, it was a beautiful one titled "The woman in the window", I liked very much. It was about the story a woman looking through a window and waching everything happenig around: ..."The woman in the window might be a Palestinian woman in Nablus. She might be a Jewish Israeli woman in Tel-Aviv. If you want to help make peace between these two women in the two windows, you had better read more about them. Read novels, dear friends. They will tell you much."

I understood then that woman was like two at the same time, one Palestinian and the other Jewish Israeli, and the better thing of all was that both are quite quite similar, because both of them want peace, both of them need peace. I haven't read any novel by this writer yet, but from now on I will take his books into account.

If you wanna read the whole speech, I recommend it, you can read it in other languages and even listen to the original speech in hebrew: 2007 Prince of Asturias Awards Presentation Ceremony, Prince of Asturias Award for Letters:     

"The woman in the Window"  by Amos Oz.

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