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Minotaur

The book Minotaur was made into the movie Minotaur.

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Book details for Minotaur

Minotaur was written by Benjamin Tammuz. The book was published in 1981 by Europa Editions. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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"I was totally enchanted by Minotaur, a book that transcends time. If Chekhov were to enter the room and ask where he should begin with contemporary literature, I would put Minotaur on his reading list, with the conviction that I would be introducing him ... Read More

"I was totally enchanted by Minotaur, a book that transcends time. If Chekhov were to enter the room and ask where he should begin with contemporary literature, I would put Minotaur on his reading list, with the conviction that I would be introducing him to a kindred spirit."-Financial Times

"A novel about the expectations and compromises that humans create for themselves . . . very much in the manner of William Faulkner and Lawrence Durrell."-The New York Times

"After reading the last line, you feel like holding the book in your hands for a while, with love and anger, before putting it back on the shelf of timeless novels."-Corriere della Sera

"An uncommon and suggestive spy story, love story and much more, that charms the reader. Not to be missed."-L'Unita

An Israeli secret agent falls hopelessly in love with a young English girl. Utilizing his network of shady contacts and his professional expertise, he takes control of her life without ever revealing his identity. Minotaur, named Book of the Year in England in 1981, is a complex and utterly original story about a solitary man driven from one side of Europe to the other by his obsession.

Benjamin Tammuz was born in Russia in 1919 and immigrated to Palestine with his family at the age of five. Tammuz was a sculptor as well as a diplomat, writer, and for many years, literary editor of the Ha'aretz newspaper. His numerous novels and short stories have received many literary prizes. Benjamin Tammuz died in 1989.

Movie details for Minotaur

The movie was released in 1997. Minotaur was produced by Lions Gate. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Minotaur.

 

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