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Unbidden Stories

Orly Castel-Bloom
Unbidden Stories displays a characteristic eccentricity of vision, and a unique way of zooming in on their subjects. In "How Can You Lose Your Cool, When the Kinneret's as Calm as a Pool?" an irritable, suspicious "very big man" is sent by friends to regain his equilibrium in Tiberias, where he is fed seaweed pills by a Japanese representative of Shu-Mu-Shu Pharmaceuticals. He responds with typical paranoia. Even when the writer fleetingly deals with the Arab-Israeli conflict in "Death in the Olive Grove," the story, which includes a gory stabbing, shocks precisely due to its apparent apathy and flatness.


Selected stories available in English translation (for publishers only)

Castel-Bl Unbidden Stories
Title Unbidden Stories
Author’s Last Name Castel-Bloom
Author's First Name Orly
Genre stories
Publisher (Hebrew) Zmora-Bitan
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1993
No. Pages 119 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Sipurim Bilti-Retzoniyim
Representation Represented by ITHL

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