Tag: Books

Book Talk. Stalin: Waiting for Hitler: 1929-1941, by Stephen Kotkin

Please join us for a talk with Stephen Kotkin about his new book, Stalin: Waiting for Hitler: 1929-1941(Penguin Press, 2017). Registration is required. Please click here to register. Well before 1929, Stalin had achieved dictatorial power over the Soviet empire, but now he decided...

/ November 13, 2017

Book Presentation: Le Notti Blu with author Chiara Marchelli and guest Jhumpa Lahiri

Book presentation: Le notti blu (2017, Giulio Perrone Editore) by Chiara Marchelli. Marchelli in conversation with author Jhumpa Lahiri. This event is in ITALIAN. Tutti crediamo di conoscere le persone che amiamo: Larissa e Michele si conoscono da una vita, così come pensano di conoscere Mirko,...

/ October 6, 2017

Leading the bilingual revolution

An interview with Fabrice Jaumont, education attaché at the French Embassy to the United States, about his book The Bilingual Revolution and the importance of learning a second language.

/ October 6, 2017

Book talk with Alexander Cigale on Russian Absurd by Daniil Kharms

Join NEA Fellow in Literary Translation Alex Cigale as he reads and discusses excerpts from his new book, Russian Absurd: Daniil Kharms, Selected Writings. Kharms, beloved in Russia as a writer of children’s and adult fairy tales, is thought of in...

/ September 28, 2017

Book Presentation: Toscanini – Musician of conscience

Toscanini: Musician of Conscience (2017, W.W. Norton / Liveright Book) by Harvey Sachs, Curtis Institute of Music. A conversation with the author. On the 150th anniversary of his birth comes this monumental biography of Arturo Toscanini, whose dramatic life is unparalleled among...

/ September 27, 2017

Zohra Drif recounts Algeria’s struggle against French colonialism

A symbol of the Algerian liberation movement, Drif presented her memoir Inside the Battle of Algiers at NYU last week.

/ September 25, 2017

Book Presentation: The Works of Elena Ferrante. Reconfiguring the Margins – Separating Fad from Substance

On the occasion of the publication of The Works of Elena Ferrante. Reconfiguring the Margins (2016, Palgrave Macmillan). Edited by Grace Russo Bullaro and Stephanie V. Love. Editor Grace Russo Bullaro in conversation with Rebecca Falkoff (NYU). The first collection of its...

/ April 13, 2017

Review: Rainbow Republic lampoons Italian foot-dragging over LGBTQ rights

In his latest novel, Fabio Canino imagines a country set aside for minorities still stifled in his native Italy.

/ February 14, 2017
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How to fight Nazis with art

Surrealism and politics meet in The Last Days of New Paris.

/ December 5, 2016

Bright Magic: Stories by Alfred Döblin

Deutsches Haus at NYU and the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU present a reading by Damion Searls of his new translation of Alfred Döblin’s Bright Magic: Stories, and a conversation between the translator and Eric Banks, Director...

/ November 4, 2016