Lion’s Honey: The Myth of Samson

by David Grossman
Release date: June 2006
Type: other fiction
Genres: mainstream

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.

(updated 2017-01-17)

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