Ben Ehrenreich: The Way To The Spring

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Ben Ehrenreich: The Way To The Spring says
Co-presented with Palestine Festival of Literature.

Award-winning journalist and novelist Ben Ehrenreich is here this evening with a powerful, damning, grounded, and beautifully written book about life in Palestine as it is being lived now, The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine (Penguin Press). This is immersion journalism at its best, drawn from years spent throughout the West Bank.

“It is all too easy to become overwhelmed by the glaring injustice and the difficulties a traveler encounters in the territories occupied by Israel but Ben Ehrenreich resists the temptation. He remains enraged but lucid, eloquent and insightful. Of the voluminous amount of writing about the occupation this is one to treasure. He retains an intimacy with his subject without losing his critical distance. So much has been written about the occupation of the Palestinian territories by Israel but rarely with such vividness, eloquence and success in illuminating complex historical and political realities. This is a superbly intelligent, informative and critical book about one of the fundamental issues of our time.” —Raja Shehadeh.

“In The Way to The Spring, Ben Ehrenreich accomplishes an extraordinary feat of journalism. His portraits of Palestinian resistance are luminous; his writing subtle, meticulously documented and deeply human; showing the nuanced empathy that slashes through the best funded government propaganda. This is a necessary book.” —Molly Crabapple

If all goes as planned, this appearance will follow a May visit by Ben Ehrenreich to Palestine as part of the 2017 edition of the Palestine Festival of Literature (Palfest)
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By: Elliott Bay Book Company

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