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Unholy Land

Unholy Land

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  • Author: Lavie Tidhar
  • Full Title: Unholy Land
  • Category: #books

Highlights

  • Borders are more than mere walls; they take other, more insidious forms. (Location 391)
  • We were supposed to have a homeland, somewhere safe from oppression. Not to become the oppressors ourselves. (Location 488)
  • Imagine that you are one thing and, at the same time, something other entirely, both trying to coexist at once. That is the condition of being a Jew, I sometimes think—to always be one thing and another, to never quite fit. We are the grains of sand that irritate the oyster shell of the world. (Location 827)
  • His mother told him he’d been mumbling all night, in his half sleep, speaking of impossible things: planes crashing into tall buildings, children thrown into ovens, a helmeted man walking on the moon. (Location 947)
  • “We keep making the mistake of thinking the sephirot are real,” La Méduse says, a hint of contempt. “We let them trap us.” (Location 1442)
  • Mostly you have learned to control the slippage, though it is harder in Berlin, where many of the homeless that you pass, shivering in shop entrances, have the lost, hollow-eyed look of those who fell between the cracks, who woke up one morning in a world as like, yet so unlike, their own, in which everything that was once familiar had become alien and strange. (Location 1543)
  • “You know, Al-Qaeda and that?” “Is that a band?” (Location 1555)
  • The world is the sum of what it could be, what it might have been and how it could have been. (Location 2047)
  • You see black-clad Unterlanders walking along pavements beside Nandi workers, Jewish girls in light summer dresses imported from Paris and Rome, soldiers in baobab-grey uniforms and black guns. You taste ugali. Your interest is in the hidden denizens of this city, this world. This is a place where the Jews won. (Location 2126)
  • She is a youngish, blonde woman, tall and leggy in white, with the discreet swastika flag on the breast pocket of what must be a nurse’s uniform: and you remember that in this world, things turned out differently. (Location 2261)

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Unholy Land

rw-book-cover

Metadata

  • Author: Lavie Tidhar
  • Full Title: Unholy Land
  • Category: #books

Highlights

  • Borders are more than mere walls; they take other, more insidious forms. (Location 391)
  • We were supposed to have a homeland, somewhere safe from oppression. Not to become the oppressors ourselves. (Location 488)
  • Imagine that you are one thing and, at the same time, something other entirely, both trying to coexist at once. That is the condition of being a Jew, I sometimes think—to always be one thing and another, to never quite fit. We are the grains of sand that irritate the oyster shell of the world. (Location 827)
  • His mother told him he’d been mumbling all night, in his half sleep, speaking of impossible things: planes crashing into tall buildings, children thrown into ovens, a helmeted man walking on the moon. (Location 947)
  • “We keep making the mistake of thinking the sephirot are real,” La Méduse says, a hint of contempt. “We let them trap us.” (Location 1442)
  • Mostly you have learned to control the slippage, though it is harder in Berlin, where many of the homeless that you pass, shivering in shop entrances, have the lost, hollow-eyed look of those who fell between the cracks, who woke up one morning in a world as like, yet so unlike, their own, in which everything that was once familiar had become alien and strange. (Location 1543)
  • “You know, Al-Qaeda and that?” “Is that a band?” (Location 1555)
  • The world is the sum of what it could be, what it might have been and how it could have been. (Location 2047)
  • You see black-clad Unterlanders walking along pavements beside Nandi workers, Jewish girls in light summer dresses imported from Paris and Rome, soldiers in baobab-grey uniforms and black guns. You taste ugali. Your interest is in the hidden denizens of this city, this world. This is a place where the Jews won. (Location 2126)
  • She is a youngish, blonde woman, tall and leggy in white, with the discreet swastika flag on the breast pocket of what must be a nurse’s uniform: and you remember that in this world, things turned out differently. (Location 2261)