Countdown with ...
Interviewed 19 September 2020
Ten words to sum up your working life to date ...
"My unhappiness is due to being deprived of it" (Kafka)
Nine things you can see from where you're sitting ...
The neighbors' bedroom, a poster of an old film called Maigret Voit Rouge with Jean Gabin, a carpet, a figure in the carpet, the most important part of my library (the one with crime fiction), an old couch I really have to throw away, a black and white photo of my dad and I when I was three years old, What Happens in Hamlet by John Dover Wilson, a generous slice of very clear blue Mediterranean sky.
Eight minutes to prepare a meal. What's it going to be ?
I can make it in less than eight! A freshly sliced salad from a handful of cherry tomatoes and one onion, with a dressing of olive oil, lemon and salt, and on top of it a generous portion of tahini.
Seven people you'd like to go for a drink with ...
Edgar Allan Poe
The Coen brothers
Six things you can't live without ...
Five favourite words ...
Dimdumim (twilight in Hebrew)
Kolnoa (cinema in Hebrew)
Four places you'd run away to ...
The university library
The beach (here in Tel Aviv)
Three books you've bought recently ...
Old Thiess, a Livonian Werewolf by Carlo Ginzburg and Bruce Lincoln
Dreaming of Babylon by Richard Brautigan
Snap by Belinda Bauer
Two things that make you rant ...
One thing you'd tell your teenage self ...
Not all of your dreams will come true, but still, life will be so much better.