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The Teachers’ Lounge: Stories

An original translation of new Hebrew fiction from Bernstein Prize-winner Dror Burstein, author of ‘Kin’

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The Teachers’ Lounge

“We, the teachers, are like cells in a brain,” the assistant principal once said. “Each one of us knows one thing and one thing only. Together, especially in the teachers’ lounge, the ideas are formed. Sometimes, on the bus, on the annual hikes, it is truly possible to hear the ideas wandering like lizards on a desert road, on the edge of the Ramon Crater. I think of us in our classrooms, standing and teaching. Each one standing in a classroom by himself, facing a different chalkboard. But I, as assistant principal, am able to see that the boards are nothing less than pages in the great book—I consider it a novel—of our school. I am,” the assistant principal paused for a moment and humbly bowed his head, “the author of this novel.”

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The Teachers’ Lounge: Stories

An original translation of new Hebrew fiction from Bernstein Prize-winner Dror Burstein, author of ‘Kin’