Lies, Yearnings, and other Strange Fruits

By Etgar Keret

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), November 2005

The author describes his experience of the literary formula, which becomes a redemptive exercise when all the arbitrary and seemingly meaningless events of a writer's life suddenly become part of a sensitive and perfect experience. He asserts that although the task of writing is universal, he finds that in Israel it turns into a practical and unique way for containing ambiguity without sliding into relativity.

Topic: Literature, Artistic Expression, Jewish Identity, Meaning, Identity

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.36/no.625

Page Number(s): 19-20

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Keret, Etgar. Lies, Yearnings, and other Strange Fruits. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). November 2005: 19-20. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6881


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