Strassler is too kind. What he is saying to Oz is that novelists are after all excellent writers of fiction. The reader of pieces written by such writers, be they Grossman, AB Yehoshua should be guided by the ancient Roman phrase, "Caveat lector" let the reader beware!
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from the article: Amos Oz's mistake