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Bohaterowie Kereta mimo usilnych starań, specjalizują się w życiowych błędach, co skutkuje ponadprzeciętnie dużą liczbą rozstań, rozwodów, rozbitych rodzin i porażek zawodowych. Rubiego, na przykład, prześladują postacie z jego własnych kłamstw, a pewną młodą dziewczynę odwiedzają byli adoratorzy, którzy popełnili samobójstwo. Ruben przesiaduje w kawiarni i rozmawia z niez ...more
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published June 2012 by Wydawnictwo W.A.B. (first published 2010)
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May 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short-stories
I’ve been wanting to read more works by Etgar Keret ever since I finished The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God & Other Stories. And I was pleasantly surprised to find that this particular collection had a lot more short stories that resonated with me than the aforementioned one.

Exuding a rare combination of depth and accessibility, Keret's tales overflow with absurdity, humour, longing and compassion, and though their circumstances are often strange and surreal, his characters are defined by
Dec 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Etgar Keret became known to me in 2008 when I happened across an excellent interview with him in a 2006 edition of The Believer. I liked what he had to say in that piece, so I picked up a book of his stories (The Nimrod Flipout: Stories). His style of writing was a marked difference from so many of the MFA graduate story writers that I had come to enjoy and respect - that differentiation was a good thing. Some of his stories are three pages, two pages long. His ability to write a handful of para ...more
#7 Favourite Read of 2012

My only previous experience with Keret was the brilliant and beautiful movie Wristcutters: A Love Story based on his novella Kneller's Happy Campers so when this brand new collection of short stories was offered to me by a local bookseller I had no hesitation in buying it.

And I am so glad I did, as it was a revelation, completely unlike anything else I've read. His stories are often strange and slightly fantastical, funny, dark, impressive and affecting. This is a seriou
Apr 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: israel
Wow, what a ride! Loved it.
Wildly inventive. It's like literary Silly Putty that's been smushed up against color comics, peeled off and then stretched and pulled. It kind of looks the same as the real thing but is weirdly distorted. In a way that is more interesting and alive than the original.
And then it makes you smile.
Oct 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vào 1 đêm trời không trăng không sao, đang ngủ ngon thì ở ngoài hiên "đột nhiên có tiếng gõ cửa". Đứng trước cửa là 1 thằng nhóc đeo khuyên tai và cả khuyên mũi cùng 1 bên mắt "bầm tím". Nó ngay lập tức chĩa máy quay vào mặt tôi và hỏi "bạn sẽ ước gì từ con cá vàng?". Tôi rất muốn cho nó bầm con mắt còn lại vì nửa đêm nửa hôm tới cửa nhà người ta nói những câu vớ vẩn chưa kể nhìn mặt chắc chỉ bằng nửa tuổi tôi mà dám xưng bạn. Nên xưng là anh thì tốt hơn (không nên xưng chú vì chú nghe rất già). ...more
Sam Quixote
Aug 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Tell Me A Story” opens this book of short stories, as a writer called Etgar Keret is forced at gunpoint to make up a story on the spot by a home invader. As more characters are introduced – a survey taker, a pizza delivery man, all of whom turn up at his door in succession like in a sitcom – each of them enter his flat, pull out a weapon and demand a story. This sense of playfulness and originality runs through a lot of the short stories in Keret’s latest collection, “Suddenly, A Knock On The D ...more
¿Que quién es Etgar Keret? Pues para mí es la gran esperanza de la literatura contemporánea. Y sí, soy capaz de soltar semejante elogio y quedarme tan tranquila. Podría decir que Edgar Keret es un escritor israelí que se caracteriza por su originalidad y por la frescura de su estilo, pero no le estaría haciendo justicia. Cuando ya pensaba que estaba todo inventado y estaba convencida que todos los autores contemporáneos que pretenden ser originales acaben siendo cansinos, me encuentro con este h ...more
Nhi Nguyễn
Mấy mẩu chuyện có ngắn có dài, đọc vào bao ảo, cứ như thể ông tác giả là tên dở người rỗi hơi lắm ý, mà càng đọc lại càng thấy ghiền rồi rốt cuộc không dứt ra được :D Truyện ngắn gì đâu mà ngộ ngộ, điên điên, hài hài mà cuốn hút vãi ^^
Ste Pic
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: altrimondi
Contro il logorio della vita moderna

Racconti brevi, a volte brevissimi, geniali e molto spesso surreali, con una vena di umorismo nero davvero interessante e originale. Forse quello che più colpisce nel libro di questo autore è la capacità di utilizzare una chiave ironica, un tono leggero e trasognato, per affrontare una realtà che anche quando risulta molto dura in termini personali (lutti , separazioni, solitudine…), unita al logorio della vita moderna (spaesamento metropolitano) e immersa per
”Un accendino, una pastiglia per la tosse, un francobollo, una sigaretta un po’ storta, uno stuzzicadenti, un fazzoletto di tessuto, una penna, due monete da 5 shekel. E questo è solo una piccola parte di ciò che ho in tasca. Che c’è quindi da meravigliarsi che sia così gonfia? Un sacco di gente me l’ha fatto notare. “Ma cosa cavolo hai in tasca?” mi domanda. Di solito non rispondo, mi limito a sorridere, a volte faccio persino una risatina educata. Come se mi si raccontasse una barzelletta. Se ...more
Apr 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Etgar Keret can do more in three or four pages than many short story writers can in stories that border on novellas. There are nearly three dozen stories that span just 188 pages, yet many are simply brilliant.

The eponymous and first story starts with a directive: “Tell me a story.” Under gunpoint, the narrator – Etgar – is ordered to make up a story. He is interrupted early on: “That’s not a story…That’s an eyewitness report. It’s exactly what’s happening here and now. Exactly what we’re trying
Betsy Robinson
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant, mind-stretchingly imaginative, funny, sad, wonderful stories that sparkle so brightly your psyche lights up.

The last book I read, Bernie Sanders's Our Revolution , concluded by saying something very profound: that as a species, we are suffering from a lack of imagination. What he was referring to was our inability to imagine the real possibility of creating, ourselves, a new way of living. There is something so orderly about going from reading Our Revolution to Suddenly, A Knock on t
Bernard Batubara
Aug 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i've just finished reading this book. this is stories collection by one of my fav author, an israeli writer named etgar keret. i love his stories; they're very very short and hit right on the spot, like a bullet shot by a world's number one sniper. his stories are funny, too. you can find a glimpse of israel's culture here, and the war. and also, love stories. i love it when he writes love stories. they make you feel hurt, but then they heal you with their comforting words. that is etgar keret w ...more
May 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVE this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My very favorite short story is:

"What Do We Have in Our Pockets"

I also wanted to cry in "What Animal are You"?

I had a very challenging time understanding "SHUT". I read it 4 times --- (I 'think' I get it)

"Creative Writing", "Unzipping", "Suddenly A Knock On the Door", "Upgrade".....etc. etc. etc.......

These SHORT stories are funny and sad -playful & mature -loving and insightful -strange -fresh- sweet- unpretentious -and a little like sticky-taf
Con Bé Ki
Một ngày,
Nếu đột nhiên bạn cảm thấy buồn và muốn khóc,
hãy gõ cửa nhà tôi.
Tôi không hứa sẽ làm bạn cười,
Nhưng tôi sẽ cùng bạn... gõ cửa nhà thằng khác bảo nó đọc từng câu chuyện trong này cho hai chúng ta nghe.
Có thể nó sẽ không đọc,
Thậm chí muốn cùng chúng ta gõ cửa nhà thằng khác nữa,
Nhưng chắc chắn, cuối cùng,
Chúng ta sẽ không ai còn cô đơn,
Như người đàn ông Nga không còn thấy cô đơn khi gặp được con cá vàng,
Như người đàn bà trong một giấc mơ,
Như tất cả chúng ta đều là con người...
May 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ревюто в блога:

Какъв странен Керет само!

Но не странен спрямо други писатели, а спрямо себе си, което си е доста… о, моля Ви, не си отивайте!

Разказите в този сборник оставят усещане за премереност, далеч по-кротки са от меланхоличните изтрещявания в „Автобусният шофьор, който искаше да бъде Бог“, по-топъл е от „Момичето на хладилника“ и изостава по шантавост от „Асамтой“.

Великолепното начало е белязано от „Изведнъж на вратата се чука“, който е своеобразен у
Jan Rice

What kind of short stories are these?

That's a good question. For one thing, they are short short stories. Most of them are two to four pages long. There are 35 short stories in 185 pages. A story is over before you know what hit you.

They may be fables. I just looked up the definition. But not in the sense of "etiology"--explaining why things are the way they are, as in Aesop's. They're not allegories with some hidden meaning. Parables? Maybe, in that they do touch on morality, but, again, is tha
Tôi chưa đọc cuốn nào khác của Etgar Keret. Riêng cuốn này không thuyết phục được tôi. Một ít truyện thực sự xuất sắc, nhất là câu truyện khơi mào cho cái nhan đề "Đột nhiên có tiếng gõ cửa", song bên cạnh đó có không ít truyện mà, với tôi, không có gì đặc sắc về ý tưởng, hoặc chỉ được triển khai một cách nửa vời, tạo cảm giác về sự lười biếng của người kể chuyện (điều này hoàn toàn khác với khi tác giả, một cách hữu ý, chừa lại đủ nhiều khoảng trống cho người đọc tự lấp đầy. Ranh giới giữa một ...more
Мартин Касабов
Изведнъж на вратата се чука:

Книга за това "защо е толкова трудно да си човек и защо, по дяволите, все пак си струва усилието".

Преди около седмица Керет представи книгата си в България. Срещата с него беше незабравимо преживяване. В рецензията можете да прочетете малко повече впечатления от събитието, както и няколко реда за самата книга.

Прочетете повече:

Santiago Eximeno
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Varios de los relatos incluidos en este libro son simplemente magníficos. Un libro de relatos imprescindible.
Etgar Keret, who I've been lucky enough to hear speak in an intimate setting, is a surrealist. He's an expert at taking the mundane and making it extraordinary. Keret, an Israeli Jew who often draws ire from the Israeli right for his leftist political views and criticism of Israel's policy against Palestinians, is a charming man who loves to shock. When he was speaking to my group, he talked about his crazy dad's relationships with prostitutes and the mafia in Italy after surviving the Holocaust ...more
Valkyrie Vu
I was drawn by its tittle which is quite a deceiving one because it sounds like a horror tittle while in fact it's not a horror book . It's just strange . The author was threatened by three strangers to tell them a story . What kind of story would you tell if your life depended on it ? That must be "something out of something , a story about human situation , human condition " .

I'm so glad I found Etgar Keret . It's the same exciting feeling when you get to know someone really interesting and y
Judging by all the 4&5 star reviews, I was clearly missing something here, as for me this began as a huge disappointment.
Unlike the glowing reviews on the back cover, I didn't see much maturity on display here, more the opposite in fact. Neither was the authors renowned humour apparent, although many stories began like the start of a good joke - "A man and his son walk into an acupuncturists' treatment room", they invariably ended like bad ones, with no punch line. "There's nothing stranger
Karen Leopoldina
if you like your short stories to be clever and witty with inventive narrative twists, then Keret is your man. originality and humour will always grab the attention of your reader but will it sustain them? whilst i admire all of these qualities in Keret's writing they also left me strangely dissatisfied, and this feeling only increased the further i made my way through this collection. i like warmth, depth, insight in my fiction not narrative word games which, rather than draw the reader into a ...more
Jul 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short-stories, 2016
Безумовно п'ятірка. Цій збірці не бракує нічого як на збірку оповідань. Тут є динаміка, гарні сюжети, чіпляючі перші речення, несподівані кінцівки та герої-фріки, і герої-звичні-на-перший-погляд як усі ми (але фріки в душі, як усі ми), погляд на сучасний Ізраїль, гарний переклад. Точно буду ще раз її перечитувати.

У рамках флешмобу ще трішки про неї писали і ще про декілька збірок оповідань, можливо, не так літніх, як придатних для читання улітку:
Adelina  Genova

Не мога да бъда многословна по адрес на Керет, а и не е нужно – той просто трябва да бъде прочетен. И ако „Асамтой“ беше най-силната му книга на българския пазар до този момент, то „Изведнъж на вратата се чука“ я бие с поне обиколка.
 Sophia B
Keret has an original voice. Very creative and minimal stories, but I feel they lack some of the vulnerability, humor and sensitivity of 7 good years.
Moises Sheinberg
El nuevo libro de cuentos del escritor israelí es, quizá, el más completo, mejor logrado y el más balanceado. Los 39 relatos que lo componen varían en longitud desde un párrafo hasta varias páginas, y en temática desde un cuento que se autojuzga como el mejor del mundo hasta un hombre que, como Alicia en el país de las maravillas, entra en un agujero para encontrarse en un mundo en el que viven todas sus mentiras.
Los cuentos de Keret, además de profundamente creativos, divertidos y simpáticos ti
María Paz Greene F
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fav
No soy fan, en general de los cuentos, pero estos son SENCILLAMENTE GENIALES. La gran mayoría me dejó con la boca abierta y aunque hubo dos no me gustaron, considerando que son 39... cinco estrellas.

Es que, a riesgo de sonar cliché, cada cuento fue una aventura. Mis favoritos son/fueron el del mundo paralalo de las mentiras (Mentiralandia), y el de Dios (Escoge color). ¡Qué imaginación! Y qué sentido detrás del aparente absurdo, en especial el segundo. Además, hay partes que son TAN TIERNAS.

Apr 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Чийзъс Крайст! - с тези думи разкрих въодушевлението си, че Керет ще има нов сборник на български. Израелският писател ме беше спечелил още с „Пристъп на астма“ - първият разказ в сборника „Автобусният шофьор, който искаше да бъде Бог“. Ако можех, щях да чета разказите му Със затворени очи - така щях да се пренасям до обикновените и необикновените му герои и да изживявам с тях всичко, което им е подготвила ръката на техния създател. Нали сме екип. Аз, той и те. Той създава и отнема животи, прави ...more
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Etgar Keret is an Israeli writer known for his short stories, graphic novels, and scriptwriting for film and television. His books had been published in more than thirty languages.

Keret has received the Prime Minister's award for literature, as well as the Ministry of Culture's Cinema Prize. The short film Malka Lev Adom (Skin Deep, 1996), which Keret wrote and directed with Ran Tal, won an Israel
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“He misses the feeling of creating something out of something. That’s right — something out of something. Because something out of nothing is when you make something up out of thin air, in which case it has no value. Anybody can do that. But something out of something means it was really there the whole time, inside you, and you discover it as part of something new, that’s never happened before.” 28 likes
“The fact is that everything I have in my pockets is carefully chosen so I’ll always be prepared. Everything is there so I can be at an advantage at the moment of truth. Actually, that’s not accurate. Everything’s there so I won’t be at a disadvantage at the moment of truth.” 11 likes
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