Mar 6, 2017

Etgar Keret with Paul Holdengräber: The Rock and the Hard Place


New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Ave. & 42nd St.
Manhattan, NY 10018



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Israeli writer Etgar Keret manages to fill his very short stories with humor and sorrow, along with tragedy and hilarity, weaving those contradictory emotions via prose in much the same way they intertwine in life. Recognizing the absurdity of the everyday, his writing often uses fantastic elements to make the mundane revelatory. In this Live From NYPL appearance, Keret offers musings on his life, his home country and what drives his work, as well as the potential impact of today’s shifting political landscape. Paul Holdengräber, director of NYPL public programming, moderates. 


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