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Etgar Keret

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Goody Bags

Thursday, March 12, 2015

An awesome birthday party, and secret.

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Party Animals

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Party, party, party. Good ones, strange ones, embarrassing ones in stories by Lynda Sexson, Etgar Keret, Sherman Alexie, and David Rakoff.

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Creative Writing

Friday, October 24, 2014

A husband and wife write duelling fictions.

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Selected Shorts: Writers on the Art of Writing

Friday, October 24, 2014

Molly Giles, Etgar Keret, Joan Didion and TC Boyle on the art of writing.

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A Talking Fish

Friday, July 25, 2014

This reading by Josh Radnor of Etgar Keret’s “Halibut” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Take a Seat,” hosted by Robert Sean Leonard.

 

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Selected Shorts: Take a Seat

Friday, July 25, 2014

Dangerous meals in four works by Henry Miller, Roald Dahl, Etgar Keret, and Robert Coover, with guest host Robert Sean Leonard

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Selected Shorts: Love, Longing, and Loose Change

Friday, June 20, 2014

Love and a long distance runner, love, or chocolate, and love and loose change in three romances.

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What Do We Have in Our Pockets?

Friday, June 20, 2014

This reading by David Rakoff of Etgar Keret’s “What Do We Have in our Pockets?” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Love, Longing, and Loose Change,” hosted by Cynthia Nixon.

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Glittery Eyes

Friday, April 25, 2014

This reading by Parker Posey of Etgar Keret’s “Glittery Eyes” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Wish Fulfillment,” hosted by Parker Posey.

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Selected Shorts: Wish Fulfillment

Friday, April 25, 2014

Gary Shteyngart's hamburger obsession, and flying carpets.

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What Animal Are You?

Friday, April 25, 2014

This reading by Willem Dafoe of Etgar Keret’s “What Animal Are You?” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Wish Fulfillment,” hosted by Parker Posey.

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Short Stories about Hoping for Love in All the Wrong Places

Friday, January 03, 2014

Not so much sex and the city, but three stories about longing for love presented by guest host Cynthia Nixon.

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Selected Shorts: Extremely Creative Writing

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A writers' model, Alex Karpovsky reads some extremely creative writing by Etgar Keret, Joan Didion tells us how she did it, TC Boyle dates Jane Austen.

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Selected Shorts: Wishing and Wanting

Friday, July 26, 2013

Come dine at our place.  Gary Shteyngart tells Hannah Tinti why the McDonald's hamburger was an aerodynamic marvel in his youth.  "Girls" star Alex Karpovsky reads his "Sixty-Nine Cents", and Willem Dafoe makes his SHORTS debut performing an Etgar Keret story.  Parker Posey hosts.

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Selected Shorts: Love and Longing

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents readings of three stories whose characters hope for love.

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Selected Shorts: Great Beginnings

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Israeli author Etgar Keret joins literary commentator Hannah Tinti for a look at three stories about strange encounters and new beginnings.

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Selected Shorts: Great Expectations

Sunday, June 10, 2012

We have three stories to offer on this program that center around the theme of parental expectations, two by outstanding American short story writers, and one by a leading figure in the new generation of Israeli writers.

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Selected Shorts: The World of Etgar Keret

Sunday, October 02, 2011

The new season of SELECTED SHORTS begins with a program devoted to the darkly humorous Israeli writer Etgar Keret, whose playful but subversive stories, in which harsh reality often topples into fantasy, have earned him an international following.  His story collections include The Bus Driver Who Wanted to be God, The Girl on the Fridge, and The Nimrod Flipout.

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Selected Shorts: Loss and Recovery

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Four tales of loss and recovery in the past and present make up this varied program.

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