Sunday, March 3 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Israeli Childhood Through A Literary Lens

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This session draws on vignettes by contemporary Israeli writer, Etgar Keret, to examine some ‘impossible’ aspects of childhood and growing up Israeli. Keret, master of the extremely short short-story, is keenly attuned to his inner-adolescent and is rediscovering the world of childhood through the eyes of his young son Lev. After a look at his artist’s statement, called “Asthma,” we’ll begin with a story featuring Lev called “Pastrami” in the author’s 2015 memoir-in-progress, The Seven Good Years, and move on to several of his brief works of fiction whose first-person narrators are youngsters, youth and grown inner-children.

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Laura Wiseman

Laura Wiseman just cannot resist a good story or poem and looks forward to sharing some contemporary Israeli ones at Limmud. She is a professor at York University in Education and Humanities. Her favourite days include listening to students analyze how and why literature is a carrier... Read More →

Sunday March 3, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 220

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