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The seven good years a memoir by Etgar Keret

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Published .
Written in English

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  • Biography

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Edition Notes

Translated from the Hebrew.

Other titles7 good years
StatementEtgar Keret ; translated by Sondra Silverston, Miriam Shlesinger, Jessica Cohen, Anthony Berris
ContributionsSilverston, Sondra, translator, Shlesinger, Miriam, 1947- translator, Cohen, Jessica (Translator), translator, Berris, Anthony, translator
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPJ5054.K375 Z4613 2015
The Physical Object
Pagination171 pages
Number of Pages171
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27185265M
ISBN 101594633266
ISBN 109781594633263
LC Control Number2015004283
OCLC/WorldCa893895209

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“At once funny and profound,  The Seven Good Years  is a gem. Etgar Keret approaches memoir the way he does fiction—from surprising angles, with a sly wit, and bracing frankness. Read him, and the world will never look the same again.”  —Claire Messud/5().   The Seven Good Years is a humorous memoir that traces the seven years between the birth of the author's son, Lev, during a terrorist attack and his father's battle with cancer that brought the family back together even as the threat of war permeated daily life.   A brilliant, life-affirming, and hilarious memoir from a “genius” (The New York Times) and master storyteller. With illustrations by Jason Polan. The seven years between the birth of Etgar Keret’s son and the death of his father were good years, though still full of reasons to worry. Lev is born in the midst of a terrorist : Book Summary The seven years between the birth of Etgar Keret's son and the death of his father were good years, though still full of reasons to worry. Lev is born in the midst of a terrorist attack. Etgar's father gets cancer.

The seven years between the birth of Etgar Keret’s son and the death of his father were good years, though still full of reasons to worry. Lev is born in the midst of a terrorist attack. Etgar’s father gets cancer. The threat of constant war looms over their home and permeates daily life/10(16).   Etgar Keret’s ‘The Seven Good Years: A Memoir’. Etgar Keret’s story collections are like good punk rock records: fast, fun and cultishly admired. And yet despite the inclusion of a few foundation-rattling standouts, even the best punk records ultimately leave the listener under the spell of undiminishing sameness. The 50 Best Books for 7- and 8-Year-Olds by Melissa Taylor. At seven and eight, children can concentrate for longer periods of time and are developing strong interests. It’s a significant time of growth for a child’s reading life, too. Children gain better comprehension skills, vocabulary, reading strategies, and confidence. The Seven Last Years book. Read 8 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The Seven Last Years book. Read 8 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Good little novel. flag Like see review. Reed Bankston added it could not put this down very good book. flag Like see review/5.

Over the last seven years Etgar Keret has had plenty of reasons to worry. His son, Lev, was born in the middle of a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv. His father became ill. And he has been constantly tormented by nightmarish visions of the Iranian president Ahmadinejad, anti-Semitic remarks both real and imagined, and, perhaps most worrisome of all, a dogged telemarketer who seems . The Seven Good Years is a tender and entertaining tale of a father bringing up his son in a country beset by wars and alarms. The Seven Good Years is full of them, and they happen to be true, and full of love, kindness, wisdom, humor and stuff I . Seven years of happiness (all relative) for the author, and pages of delight for his readers A gem of humor, self-irony, intelligence and subtlety. L’Express. HEBREW. One of the reasons that reading The Seven Good Years is enjoyable is that Etgar Keret has a remarkable ability to be liked Keret has written here warm little tales.   The Seven Good Years begins with an account of the birth of his son, and ends with him sitting shiva after the death of his Holocaust-survivor father. In between, there is Author: Rachel Cooke.