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?
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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.