Tag: Books

500 years of Jewish history—from the Venetian Ghetto

Donatella Calabi presented her new book Venice, the Jews and Europe 1516–2016 at the Rizzoli Bookstore.

/ September 20, 2016

Fait et fiction. Pour une frontière

A talk with Françoise Lavocat, professor of comparative literature at Sorbonne. Author of La Syrinx au bûcher, Pan et les satyres à la renaissance et à l’âge baroque; La théorie littéraire des mondes possibles; Fait et fiction. Pour une frontière.

/ March 22, 2016

French Literature in the Making: Laure Adler

Laure Adler, author of Marguerite Duras; Dans les pas de Hannah Arendt; L’Insoumise, Simone Weil; and François Mitterand, journées particulières, in conversation with Olivier Barrot.

/ March 7, 2016

Visions of the World: “The Lamentations of Zeno”

A conversation between Ilija Trojanow and Teju Cole on Trojanow’s novel The Lamentations of Zeno. From Deutsches Haus NYU: The Lamentations of Zeno is an extraordinary evocation of the fragile and majestic wonders to be found at a far corner...

/ March 4, 2016

“Bret Easton Ellis and Other Dogs”

Lina Wolff will discuss her novel “Bret Easton Ellis and Other Dogs”From Scandinavia House: At a run-down brothel in Caudal, Spain, the prostitutes are collecting stray dogs. They name each dog after a famous male writer: Dante, Chaucer, Bret Easton...

/ March 1, 2016

Festival Neue Literatur: Laughing Matters

Let’s talk humor. The Festival Neue Literatur, with Vea Kaiser, Christopher Kloeble, Pedro Lenz and Jenny Offill bring you this conversation: Wry, mordant, acerbic, irreverent, witty, devastating, redemptive: There are so many adjectives to describe different sorts of humor in...

/ February 28, 2016

Festival Neue Literatur: A Literary Brunch

Pedro Lenz Xaver Bayer, Sibylle Berg, Iris Hanika, Vea Kaiser, and Christopher Kloeble will give a sampling of their work with the help of some local actors. Come for the writing, stay for the snacks.

/ February 28, 2016

Festival Neue Literatur: No Joke

As though we weren’t depressed enough, the folks at Festival Neue Literatur bring Nietzsche into the mix: Nietzsche says that humans alone laugh because we alone suffer so deeply that we had to invent laughter. How do writers use humor...

/ February 27, 2016

Festival Neue Literatur: There’s Something About Translation…

From Festival Neue Literatur: Join Festival Neue Literatur in an intimate conversation about literature in translation with NYC’s celebrated literary editors, translators, and writers. If you’ve ever wondered how your favorite book from abroad arrived at your local bookstore and...

/ February 27, 2016

Festival Neue Literatur: Words with Writers

Watch a round of “literary speed-dating” between six German-language authors and six students of German literature. Sparks will fly. The authors are Pedro Lenz, author of Der Goalie bin ig, Xaver Bayer, Sibylle Berg, Iris Hanika, Vea Kaiser, and Christopher...

/ February 26, 2016