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Personal Views of Life in Israel: Fiction and Memoir from Two Literary Masters

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ClassGraphic Renowned Israeli authors, A.B. Yehoshua and Etgar Keret, representing two generations and having very different family histories, probe the challenges and rewards of Jewish Israeli life. Yehoshua’s novel A Late Divorce and Keret’s memoir The Seven Good Years: A Memoir evoke Israeli scenes with such accuracy that the reader experiences being there. A Late Divorce (Mariner Books, 2012) set in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Haifa, focuses on a multi-generational family coming together— and coming apart — when the family patriarch returns to Israel from America to obtain a divorce from his estranged wife, now confined to a mental hospital. Each chapter is told in the distinct voice of a different family member, including the young grandson. The Seven Good Years: A Memoir (Riverhead Books, 2016) translated by Sondra Silverston, Miriam Schlesinger, Jessica Cohen, and Anthony Berris, literally deals with life and death: the birth of Keret’s son during a terrorist attack, and the death of his father, a Holocaust survivor, from cancer. The memoir, told in mini vignettes, is alternately funny, poignant, and wise. Join us in the world of these caring and brilliant writers. 

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

Virtual - Any Location

MultipleInstructor :
1.Marla Baker2.Susan Kay3.Naomi Fisher 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/8/2021 - 12/8/2021 Weekly - Wed 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM N/A, Virtual - Any Location  Map Naomi Fisher  ; Susan Kay  ; Marla Baker 
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