AJDS Reading Group and Potluck: Etgar Keret’s short stories and Israeli reality in miniature

  • Venue:
    The Side Door, at the St John's Uniting Church
  • Start:
    July 9, 2017 6:30 pm
  • End:
    July 9, 2017 9:30 pm
  • Address:
    567 Glen Huntly Road
    Elsternwick, Victoria, 3185

Etgar Keret burst onto the Israeli literary scene in the early 1990s, when he was completing his military service. His short stories immediately became popular, compared to trippy snippets, grotesque and ultra-violent like the movies of Quentin Tarantino. Why were they been so popular? And what kind of reality do they really reflect, spanning the years of the failed Oslo Accords, the first and second Intifadas, and a great deal more? How does he convey the experience of a second-generation Holocaust survivor? And are his stories critical of Israel’s role in the region?

Covers from Keret's fist four collections of short stories, from which we'll be reading.

Covers from Keret’s fist four collections of short stories, from which we’ll be reading.

To read the stories and more, visit the Reading Group page and follow us on Facebook.

WHEN: Sunday July 9 2017, 6:30pm

WHERE: The Side Door, 567 Glen Huntly Rd. Elsternwick

This event is free and open to the public, anyone can join the group. Bring along something to share for dinner, if you can.

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