Burning Books
Burning Books
A show dedicated to discussing, celebrating, exploring (etc) great books, very good books, bad books, and very bad books
The Binding of Isaac by Omri Boehm
A reinterpretation of Genesis 22, Abraham nearly sacrificing his son Isaac, that blew my mind.
Aug 7, 2018
20 min
Moods by Yoel Hoffmann
Start a story that never began and won’t end, spreading like chill to everything made of words, the kind of release that comes from depriving your most often used senses and engaging the ones you neglected.
Jun 14, 2018
20 min
Khirbet Khizeh by S Yizhar
A soldier reflects on a just-finished mission to systematically round up and expel those left behind in the small village of Khirbet Khizeh.
Mar 30, 2018
20 min
I Pity the Poor Immigrant by Zachary Lazar
From King David (aka Kid Bethlehem) to Meyer Lansky via Bugsy Siegel, and the many pulled in their wake, a novel that charges from Las Vegas to Jerusalem, capitals of imaginary kingdoms.
Mar 17, 2018
20 min
Interview with Todd Hasak-Lowy
Netanya, Hebrew Literature, Deformed and reformed writing
Mar 7, 2018
20 min
Netanya by Dror Burstein
Is it a novel? Memoirs? A book of geology? Anthropology? Marine Biology? Yes yes yes.
Jan 1, 2018
20 min
Human Parts by Orly Castel-Bloom
Permanent winter in a desert climate, a dentist with no face, a woman finding material wealth in the midst of poverty, a governmental minister whose full time job is to attend funerals – all this and much, much, much more.
Nov 29, 2017
20 min
Almost Dead by Assaf Gavron
The man who keeps surviving terrorist attacks and the person who is determined to finish him off once and for all square off in this chapter by chapter account of what goes wrong when you add the human element to a simple ideological cataclysm.
Nov 6, 2017
20 min
Dancing Arabs by Sayed Kashua
A heavyweight tale in featherweight prose. A beautiful story about a boy who slips away into adulthood. A ghost story about a person who’s still alive.
Oct 25, 2017
20 min
A Star Called Henry – Roddy Doyle
Part One of the Doyle’s The Last Roundup charts the raising, rising and falling of Henry Smart, scamp of Dublin, caught up in the machine of so-called national so-called liberation.
Apr 11, 2017
20 min
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