Galia Oz's Demagogic and Narcissistic Book Proves She's Her Father's True Literary Heiress

The book Amos Oz’s daughter wrote about his abuse of her as a child is causing shock waves, with many relating to it as the truth, not a literary work. It is a deceptive and unbalanced effort by an entitled person

Headshot of Haaretz columnist and literary supplement editor Benny Ziffer, who is artistic director of the poetry festival to be held in Metula.
Benny Ziffer
Headshot of Haaretz columnist and literary supplement editor Benny Ziffer, who is artistic director of the poetry festival to be held in Metula.
Benny Ziffer

A month after the death of author Amos Oz and a few days after Haaretz’s literary supplement, of which I’m the editor, published an article by critic Dan Miron, who questioned the value of Oz’s oeuvre – Oz’s widow Nili called me. She proceeded to yell at me, although yelling doesn’t quite describe it. She ranted, letting loose a surging, thunderous stream of invective, the underlying theme being that I’m a zero, a nobody, unworthy of editing the literary supplement of Haaretz, barely worthy of living.

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