A Horse Walks into a Bar
By David Grossman
Translated by Jessica Cohen
Alfred A. Knopf
A Horse Walks into a Bar by Israeli author David Grossman is about a stand-up comic delivering a routine that starts with glib insults but transforms into a personal confession of loss, bitterness and guilt.
And while this ‘routine’ is the one we experience from beginning to end, the book is also about personal responsibility, how we judge people and do or do not reach out to them, how we deal with our own demons, memories, and shame, and the heart of much that is self-reproach in life and literature. [Read more…]