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Missing Kissinger

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A magician tries to pull a rabbit out of a hat, but takes out only its head; a guy brings a girl home with him for the first time only to find that his best friend has pissed on his doorstep; a young man graduates from Magician School but soon discovers that he can't do everything; two drunk students do battle with a pavement and win; someone has a mother and a girlfriend ...more
Paperback, 211 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Chatto & Windus (first published 1994)
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julieta
Mar 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-east
Ultimamente he andado medio distraída y me cuesta concentrarme. Para cualquier cosa, creo que hasta hacerme unas quesadillas es medio complicado en este momento. Pero de buenas, una distracción bonita que no me deja sentarme a hacer nada con mucha seriedad.

Así que leer lo hago a momentos, y es un gran alivio haberme encontrado justo este libro en este momento (gracias Brenda!). Porque me atrapa aunque lea unas palabras, un párrafo, o como lo hice, un cuento a la vez. Tiene una perfecta combinac
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мини тяло
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Според нея аз всъщност не я обичам. Бил съм казвал, че я обичам, бил съм мислел, че я обичам, но не съм я бил обичал. Знам за хора, които заявяват, че не обичат някого, но чак пък да решават вместо друг дали ги обича? Това е новост за мен.

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Има два типа хора: едните обичат да спят до стени, а другите – до хора, които ги избутват от леглата.

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Колкото и да се стараех, нищо не можеше да ме натъжи.
Fred
Jul 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
I have enjoyed all of the Etgar Keret books I've read, and this one is no different. However, the fact that this one is no different is cause for some mild critical comment. These brief and plainly told tales are generally excellent on their own, but they can be difficult to recall later, because one spends so little time with them. I would be interested to read something of greater length from him, because I think his absurdist views and black humor have so much potential. The stories reach tow ...more
Galina
Да живеят кратките разкази!
Отново страхотен Керет. Взех книгата от библиотека, но ще си я купя, има страници, които със сигурност ще препрочета скоро.
Milly Cohen
Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Es genial!
Eric Uribares
La fuerza de sus historias radica en lo súbito, pero eso mismo las vuelve poco memorables. Son fugaces y luminosas como un relámpago visto a lo lejos, pero no me dejaron huella.
ณัฐกานต์ อมาตยกุล
ปกติไมคอยกลาใหดาวหนังสือเลมไหน เพราะคอนขางกลางๆ ไมชอบไมชังเลยไมแสดงความเหนดีกวา แตเลมนีโคตรชอบ เปนรวมเรืองสันแบบสันๆ ปัญหาชีวิตมนุษยเดินดินแตเลาแบบอัศจรรยพันลึก ตบทายแตละเรืองไดสะเดดถึงกับตองพึมพำวา เชียย อยูบอยครัง ขนาดวาผานไปหลายเรืองกยังเดามุกลวงหนาไมได เกงงง ...more
Agustín Fest
Lo mejor de éste, y me di cuenta tarde, es que algunos personajes se repiten. Se resuelve su historia en otro cuento. Al terminarlo pensé que debía releerlo, hacer mejor memoria de los nombres y de las situaciones para construir un mapa de la obra. Quizás en algún otro momento lo haga. En la Wikipedia alguien menciona que este libro es de las angustias masculinas de tipos comunes (el average joe) y el cuento de Avner es un ejemplo maravilloso de ello. Hay menos giros fantásticos que en el Hombre ...more
Mario Morenza
Una maravilla de libro: cuentos como «Las personas huecas», «Buenas intenciones», «Gotas», «La escuela de magia», «Deténganse» o «Paciencia»los considero pequeñas obras de arte.
Sorin Hadârcă
The sweet and sour short fiction is good whenever you're in a spot of not being sure what to read next. It never fails.
Кремена Михайлова
Пак се започна – харесвам първия, харесвам втория, харесвам третия… Към третия обаче ми „светна“, че може да очаквам нещо по-различно от „Асамтой“. Скоро ми се оформиха и нещо като подзаглавия на книгата.

„Тя го напусна.“
„Цапардосах го по главата…“


Т.е. това са основните мотиви, които видях в този сборник – мъжете постоянно са зарязвани от приятелките си; щедро се раздават ритници.

В началото все още виждах съпротивление.
„Никой няма да го превърне в нахилено зомби…,“
„Нападнаха го три Емоции, от к
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Magdalena
Leí este libro porque me metí a una página especializada en buenos libros y en charla literaria. Me encontré con un artículo sobre autores que habían publicado sus primeras obras y el mundo literario, de la cultura y el arte los había recibido con una ovación de pie.

Entre ellos estaba un libro que ya había leído este año, el de "HHhH" de Laurent Binet; y así mismo sugerían como lectura galardonada de novato "Extrañando a Kissinger" de Etgar Keret. Como el de "HHhH" sí me gustó mucho y me pareci
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Gerardo Farías
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hay en este libros cuentos que pasaran a la historia de la literatura universal. Es el gran hallazgo del 2016 para mí.
Gerardo Guerrero
Mi primer lectura de Keret, luego de descubrirlo de una manera totalmente fortuita hace poco menos de un año durante FIL '12.

Después de viajar a través de los cuarenta y nueve relatos (algunos de ellos muy, muy breves) que conforman este volumen, se tiene que otorgar a Keret, de entrada, el mérito de tener un estilo muy propio y personal, que bien rayando el surrealismo más puro y un en Kafkiano tan absurdo como moderno (view spoiler), logra rápidamente otor
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Sol González
Dec 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cuento, 2013
Igual que me sucedió con Pizzería, los cuentos de Keret me dejaron una sensación de desasosiego. En todos ellos se narra una historia a como si fuera en una línea recta, a lo que sigue un drástico cambio en la situación. Es lo que yo consideraría un giro en la trama, sin embargo más que giro a veces parecían bucles de trama en donde te dejaban dando vueltas sin saber en dónde acabarías (¿derecha, izquierda, arriba, abajo, adentro?).

Todos los cuentos deleitables, unos de ellos con imágenes visual
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Miguel Jiménez
Un libro en el que Keret vuelve a dar muestras de su inagotable capacidad para inventar historias en las que sus personajes se ven envueltos en situaciones tope de la vida, no les pasa cualquier cosa, y todo eso sucede en un momento concreto, breve. Por eso me gusta Keret.

Los cuentos que me parecieron sorprendentes al estar leyendo su argumento, y que me tenían encantado entre frase y frase que leía son: "El truco del sombrero", "Buenas intenciones", "Huevos de dinosaurio" y "La pasta de la que
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Yair Ben-Zvi
Nov 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Bits of darkness in all the bleakness with the occasional flash or beam of light...for someone else. Etgar Keret's collection of short, sometimes extremely short, stories cuts like jagged glass and without a doubt changes and reminds one of the power and potential of short fiction particularly, and fiction as a whole generally.

The stories aren't universally brilliant, a few feel lifted from other sources with a some slight cosmetic changes in character name and setting, basically 'Israelized', b
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Avital
Aug 30, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: israeli
Etgar Keret is sharp and surprising. He concentrates a lot in very short stories that can make twists inside your head. I should read more by him, however, because this book, in spite of being brilliant, made me think about good copy writers and what are their work requirements. I'll be looking for Keret's soul.
Chicokc
Dec 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cuentos que parecen en parte autobiografía, hay de amistad, hermandad, paternidad, muerte, locura, ambición, abandono, nostalgia, espionaje, ...
Alberto Cerda
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Crudeza, humor, situaciones extrañas, finales que no parecen serlo, de todo un poco en 49 historias cortas bastante entretenidas.
Кайти Кат
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
И когато завърших и последния разказ бях като ударена с тухла по главата.
Sandra Navarro
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

I'm still amazed by the depth in each story, even thought most of them are just a few pages long.
Elrich
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Definitivamente el genero de cuento logra un nuevo significado.
Amé las gotas de la felicidad y el relato de la burbuja.
Aleksandra
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Tai knyga, kurią skaitydama sutikau su kiekviena eilute. Nors kai kurie Etgaro Kereto apsakymai yra fantastiniai, juose nėra melo.
Magdalena Wajda
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Some stories are very strange, absurd even. Others are perfect miniatures, full of emotions. That was my first meeting with Keret, certainly not the last one.
Greta
Jun 11, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
„Meteorai atskriejo kaip ir kiekvienąkart kas septynis šimtmečius, ir fotografas pareiškė, kad jie atrodo nekaip, o laikraštyje atrodys dar nuobodžiau. Kartą per tiek laiko atskrenda, pasakė jis, galėtų bent kokį triuką suskelt.“

expectations, expectations everywhere.
taip laukiau, kada galėsiu perskaityti šį apsakymų rinkinį, ir liūdnokoka, kad teko šiek tiek nusivilti. turbūt tikėjausi kažko panašaus į „Autobuso vairuotojas, kuris norėjo būti Dievas“. deja. žinoma, kai kurie tekstai tikrai pati
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Tyler Jones
Nov 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-stories
I remember the first time I heard "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and I remember the first time I heard "Smells like Teen Spirit". I was, on both occasions, whacked in the head, kicked in the ass and otherwise blown away. These might not be the same examples you would use, but you know what I'm talking about; that feeling of being in the presence of something completely new and utterly important and really really good.

For me reading Etgar Keret for the first time was some
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Catalina J. García
Feb 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-read
Good book, very good book. Fast to read, fun, interesting, crazy, bizarre, surreal, and at times, heartbreaking. The influence of the great Julio Cortázar is completely clear from the first tale, and it is interesting how it brings closer a culture that, at least for me, has always been a little bit unknown: Israeli. However, from what I could read in Missing Kissinger, Keret still has a lot of potential that is waiting to be exploded. The stories are good, but just a few are fabulous, mindblowi ...more
Cel Red
Los cuentos de Keret no son algo sencillo de clasificar, cada uno es completamente distinto del anterior en cuanto al género que manejan. De pronto puede haber humor, después algo sobrenatural, luego algo realista seguido de una simple anécdota. Creo que eso es lo que más me gustó del libro, porque aunque algunos cuentos me dejaron diciendo "eso qué", otros estaban muy bien logrados. Mis favoritos fueron Gaza Blues y Aceras, en especial Aceras, porque son muy simples, pero tienen un trasfondo pe ...more
Samuel Mustri
Dec 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Keret has been compared to the likes of Kafka. His style is both whimsical & serious. He is so unusual and creative, it was such a pleasure to read.
His stories are virtually apolitical, though he himself is not, and the facts of Israeli life (army service, security, suicide bombers) make occasional appearances in the background.
People who need all the answers served on a platter, who have no sense for the absurd, who don't enjoy short stories with open ends, who do not care to see realisti
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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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“If you want to learn how to be happy, you have to know what is sadness first.” 32 likes
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