Etgar Keret

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  • 7 years ago | Books

    Go on, Henri, go talk to them. You’re a gendarme, they’ll listen to you.” I put down my empty coffee cup and moved my feet around under the table, trying to find my slippers. “How many times do I have to explain it to you, ...

  • 8 years ago | Books

    Suddenly I could do it. I’d say “Freeze!” and everyone would freeze, just like that, in the middle of the street. Cars, bikes, even those little motor scooters delivery guys use, they’d all stop in their tracks. And I&rsquo...

  • 8 years ago | Books

    was knocking down a wall. All women reporters are whores and I was knocking down a wall. It had already been something like four months since she left. At first, I thought all that renovating would calm me down, but actually all it did was just up...

  • 8 years ago | Longform

    I touch her hands, her face, her hair down below, her shirt. And I say to her, “Roni, please take it off, for me.” But she won’t. So I back down and we do it again, touch each other, completely naked, almost. The tag on her shirt...

  • 11 years ago | Books

    Illustration by Pamela Jaeger Usually, we don’t kiss around other people. Cecile, with her plunging necklines and fuck-me shoes is actually very shy. And I’m one of those guys who’s always aware of every movement around them, who ne...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    Illustration by Daniel Peacock Ever since I came back to Israel, everything looks different to me. Smelly, sad, dull. Even those lunches with Ari that used to light up my day are a drag now. He’s going to marry that Nessia of his, today he...