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Etgar Keret’s ‘The Seven Good Years: A Memoir’

An Israeli writer describes a parent’s daily life in a combat zone.

How To Lose A Father And Become One, In The Words Of Etgar Keret

E tgar Keret wrote his first personal essay the day he became a father, which also happened to be the same day as a terrorist attack near the hospital where his wife was giving birth in Israel. As Keret waited in the maternity ward,Show More Summary

How To Lose A Father And Become One, In The Words Of Etgar Keret

E tgar Keret wrote his first personal essay the day he became a father, which also happened to be the same day as a terrorist attack near the hospital where his wife was giving birth in Israel. As Keret waited in the maternity ward,Show More Summary

Book Notes - Etgar Keret "The Seven Good Years"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...

Shorties (Comics with Culinary Themes, An Aggregated List of the Best Albums of 2015, and more)

Paste recommended comics with culinary themes. An aggregated list of the top albums of 2015 so far. Read an excerpt from Etgar Keret's memoir The Seven Good Years. The Weepies reviewed Rocky Votolato's Hospital Handshakes album at The Talkhouse. The...

Excerpt: Etgar Keret's "The Seven Good Years: A Memoir"

Etgar Keret is not your usual memoirist. For his first foray into the genre—he is the author of several lauded short story collections—Keret chose the titular Seven Good Years between the birth of his son and the death of his...

10 Must-Read Books for June

Always the sleeper month, poised on the edge of beach weather, June often yields the best mix of diverting and satisfying reads. And, this year, they come in pairs. Take the absurdist visions of Etgar Keret and Milan Kundera, or theShow More Summary

Shorties (March New Book Previews, Leonard Nimoy's Music Career, and more)

Bustle, BuzzFeed, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and Flavorwire recommended March's best new books. Stereogum looked back on Leonard Nimoy's music career. Stream a new Courtney Barnett song. In the New Yorker's fiction podcast Etgar Keret read and discussed short fiction by...

Fiction Podcast: Etgar Keret Reads Donald Barthelme

You can listen to the episode by streaming above, or by subscribing to the Fiction Podcast for free on iTunes. Listen to the latest episodes of all New Yorker podcasts here.

This Week in Fiction: Etgar Keret

In your story in this week’s issue, “One Gram Short,” a man hesitates to ask a woman he likes to a movie, because he feels that it implies too much desire or commitment. Instead, he thinks, he will invite her to smoke a joint. Do you...Show More Summary

Indian Summer: An Open Letter to Sayed Kashua on the occasion of his piece in the New Yorker

Hatim Kanaaneh writes an open letter to author, and fellow Palestinian citizen of Israel, Sayed Kashua about the recent correspondence between Keshua and Israeli novelist Etgar Keret that was published in the New Yorker.

The Freedom Of Fiction

by Dish Staff Etgar Keret speculates about why he turned to writing: What I feel about fiction is that it’s removed from life, that nothing in it is real, the characters can die or have wings. For me it’s a great release. I’m the kind of person who thinks about the consequences of his actions. […]

A New Man

To ease his grief, a widower starts hanging out at a coffee shop. A stranger mistakes him for the person he was supposed to meet. Thus began his multiple lives. Based on Etgar Keret’s short story Healthy Start.

The swan song of the Israeli left

Between the lines of Etgar Keret's recent LA Times article on the Middle East conflict, one can hear the swan song of the Israeli-Jewish left.

"The first step might be to stop using the debilitating word 'peace'"

12 months agoHumor : The Hairpin

by Jia Tolentino The Israel writer Etgar Keret on the ongoing, increasingly bloody Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A few months ago, my 8-year-old son took part in a ceremony in which all the pupils in his class were given a Bible to mark the beginning of their Bible studies. Show More Summary

A short history of Hebrew literature

VERY SHORT: A short history of Hebrew literature, from Genesis to Etgar Keret. It's Hebrew Book Week, and the perfect time to glance back at Hebrew writing from biblical times to the post-modernist escapists (Elon Gilad, Haaretz ). And not without omission or error. Show More Summary

Jakub Szczesny’s Keret House is the World’s Narrowest Building

Could you live in house no wider than a door frame? Etgar Keret can. The Israeli writer is now the proud owner of the world's narrowest building, a home so tiny that you might not even notice it if you're not looking hard. The house, which is less than five

Etgar Keret: The Long and Very Short of Fiction

Etgar Keret, with his collections The Nimrod Flip-Out and the recently published Suddenly, a Knock on the Door, reinvigorated the short story (and the short, short story). The author, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, Zoetrope...Show More Summary

Etgar Keret Annotates a Story on Poetry Genius

2 years agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Israeli author Etgar Keret has annotated his short story “What Do We Have in Our Pockets?” on Poetry Genius, the literary arm of the lyric annotation site Rap Genius. His funny notes add images, commentary and writing insight. Here’s an excerpt, explaining the moment he conceived the story: I began writing this story during a train ride to Haifa. Show More Summary

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