Watch Lena Dunham’s First Short Film
It’s got girls, orgasms and a bit of the grotesque, what Mel Brooks would call “the human event.”
Hear Gary Shteyngart Read Etgar Keret’s New Book
Standout story “What, Of This Goldfish, Would You Wish?”, read by theallegedly illiterateGary Shteyngart, showcases Keret’s ability to transcend what could, in lesser hands (and voices) easily lose itself in the hopelessly twee. Instead, Keret and Shteyngart create a world in which Middle East peace is an afterthought to the crushing loneliness of a Russian immigrant, and the eponymous Goldfish is a Jiminy Cricket-cum-Jackie Mason deus ex machina—the source of caring and bemused condescension at once.
Suddenly, A Knock On The Door is as weird and funny as it is sad and random. And, to Etgar Keret, so is the rest of the world.