Writer's block, Israeli-style: Advice from a novelist's keyboard
After five years of writing her third novel, Dorit Rabinyan decided to shelve it. Her painful confession is also a warning to aspiring young writers.
They were sold in the 1980s, in gift stores for men. Alongside Rubik’s Cubes and bathrobes with embroidered initials, you’d find small wooden boxes with a tiny red hammer attached. Under the glass cover lay a lone cigarette or condom wrapper or aspirin tablet, and there was a sticker that read: “In case of emergency, break glass.”