Diaspora Blues, A View of Israel (Signed copy)

Signed by Clive Sinclair


Clive Sinclair


William Heinemann, London, 1987
Diaspora Blues, A View of Israel (Signed copy)Diaspora Blues, A View of Israel (Signed copy)Diaspora Blues, A View of Israel (Signed copy)

Printing Details

First edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 22 × 14cm. 215pp.

Signed and dedicated to the title page by Clive Sinclair.

From the dustwrapper: "Twenty years ago, Clive Sinclair was indifferent to Zion. Then came the Six Day War and a passion for Israel never quite consummated by settling there. In Diaspora Blues he confronts the conflict of loyalties between language and history, between the country of his birth and the land to which instinct and emotion bind him. 'I am Jewish,' says one of Sinclair's characters, 'but my tongue is not circumcised'. Diaspora Blues is both the story of Sinclair's 'coming home' and a portrait of Israel since the Six Day War, seen through the eyes of some of the country's most outspoken artists, poets, novelists and playwrights. The two decades that have seen Sinclair follow his own 'Law of Return' as he comes back again and again to discover Israel have seen widening schisms within the Jewish society in the wake of the Lebanese war. Faced with the polarisation of left and right, humanist and fundamentalist, with divisions between Jews now no less great than those between Jew and Arab, Sinclair and his friends ask themselves if perhaps Israel is not, after all, the safest cure for the diaspora blues".


This copy is in very good condition. There is some fading to the wrapper's spine but the book is in good solid condition.





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