Generation X in Israel / Palestine
Etgar Keret (b. 1967).
Israeli writer of short stories, graphic novels, and scripts.
Short story collections
Review of Missing Kissinger
"Plastic people: Todd McEwen is alarmed by Etgar Keret's world of masculine fury and fantasy in Missing Kissinger"
by Etgar Keret, trans Miriam Schlesinger and Sondra Silverston
"These are 46 horror stories from Israel, though they acrobatically shape-shift from the political to the fabulous, and are outwardly comic. They amount to a worldview more frightening than their subjects (and these are scary enough: the Holocaust, sexual dysfunction, sadistic birthday-party magicians). Etgar Keret's locale is that of male confusion, loneliness, blundering, bellowing and, above all, stasis. His narrator is trapped in an angry masculine wistfulness which is awful to behold in its masturbatory disconnection from the world's real possibilities and pleasures."
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