Original title: Devaš arayyot: Sippur Šimšon, 2006. Metafiction.
In Lion’s Honey, award-winning writer David Grossman takes on one of the most vivid and controversial characters in the Bible. Revisiting Samson’s famous battle with the lion, his many women and his betrayal by them all – including the only one he ever loved – Grossman gives us a provocative new take on the story and its climax, Samson’s final act of death, bringing down a temple on himself and three thousand Philistines.
In exhilarating and lucid prose, Grossman reveals the journey of a single, lonely and tortured soul who never found a true home in the world, who was uncomfortable in his very body and who, some might say, was the precursor of today’s suicide bombers.
David Grossman (born 1954) is an Israeli author of fiction, nonfiction, and youth and children's literature. His books have been translated into numerous languages. Grossman has been presented with numerous awards including Chevalier de l’Ordre des Artes et des Lettres (France). He lives with his wife and children in a suburb of Jerusalem.
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