Tag: Books

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

An Evening with Maylis de Kerangal

Via la Maison Française: Award winning novelist Maylis de Kerangal began her career in publishing for Gallimard’s youth department, later founding the children’s book publishing house Editions du baron perché. She published her first novel, Je marche sous un ciel...

/ February 24, 2016

A Conversation with Dacia Maraini

Italian author Dacia Maraini speaks with Jane Tylus (NYU) and Michelangelo La Luna (University of Rhode Island) to commemorate the publication of: Writing Like Breathing: A Homage to Dacia Maraini Edited by Michaelangelo La Luna and La bambina e il...

/ February 24, 2016

Tangents of Desire

A lecture by Carla Freccero of UC Santa Cruz on feminist and queer approahces to Rabelais, Petrach, Marguerite de Navarre and others. From Casas Italiana: Through the figure of touch and the contingencies of the tangent, this paper explores textual...

/ February 23, 2016

Reading: Inaugural Irish Fiction Laureate Anne Enright

Anne Enright is a winner of the Man-Booker prized and Ireland first laureate for fiction. Her most recent novel is called The Green Road, published by W. W. Norton.

/ February 18, 2016

Mute Memory: Ahmed Bouanani’s Morocco

Omar Berrada speaks about the reclusive auteur Ahmed Bouanani. From the website of La Maison Française: L’hôpital is a cult classic of contemporary Moroccan literature. Mirage is widely considered to be one of the most important feature films made in...

/ February 11, 2016

French Literature in the Making: Pierre Bayard

Pierre Bayard is the author of Comment parler des livres qu’on n’a pas lus (How to talk about books you haven’t read) and Comment parler des lieux où l’on n’a pas été (How to talk about places you’ve never been),...

/ February 8, 2016