Gaza Blues: Different Stories

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David Paul, 2004 - Jewish-Arab relations - 172 pages
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Two writers, Israeli Etgar Keret and Palestinian Samir El-youssef, have engaged in a challenging and provocative artistic collaboration, producing a book of short stories and a novella exploring different aspects of a fraught and complex situation. Their darkly humorous tales reflect the dreams and nightmares of living in Israel today and during the first Intifada. All of Keret's collections have been best-sellers in Israel and have been translated to high acclaim around the world - into seventeen languages so far - and now, for the first time into English in the UK.

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User Review  - SqueakyChu - LibraryThing

This is a bizarre, but brave little book. Etgar Keret begins it with his strange short fiction, some stories of which I have read elsewhere. My favorite story of Keret's was "Shoshi 3", a clever ... Read full review

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User Review  - wandering_star - LibraryThing

A combination of deadpan/throwaway sketches, by an Israeli author, and one long short story by a Palestinian author. Haven't read the palestinian short story yet, but I was disappointed by the Israeli ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Etgar Keret was born in Tel Aviv in 1967. His stories have been featured on "This American Life "and "Selected Shorts," As screenwriters/ directors, he and his wife, Shira Geffen, won the 2007 Palme d'Or for Best Debut Feature ("Jellyfish") at the Cannes Film Festival.

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