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January 2017

Writers Read Knausgaard

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Once on February 22, 2017,
and Once on March 29, 2017,
and Once on April 19, 2017,
and Once on May 19, 2017
The Center for Fiction, 17 E. 47th St
New York, NY 10017 United States
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Since the first volume of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s sprawling work appeared in English in 2012, the series has garnered wide acclaim from critics and attracted a passionate following among readers. “My Struggle” has also been notably embraced and celebrated by Knausgaard’s fellow novelists. Rachel Cusk called it “perhaps the most significant literary enterprise of our times.” Beyond its vast length and digressive structure, “My Struggle” presents a number of challenges to the reader, blurring the line between fact and fiction,…

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Raymond P. Scheindlin in conversation with Judith Baumel at the Community Bookstore

January 25 @ 7:00 pm
Community Bookstore, 143 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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Named after Solomon Ibn Gabirol’s own sharp self-description, Vulture in a Cage is the most extensive collection of the 11th century Hebrew poet’s works ever to be published in English. Weighty poems of praise, lament, and complaint sit alongside devotional poetry, love poetry, descriptive meditations on nature, and epigrams. Raymond P. Scheindlin, translator and editor of Vulture in a Cage, will sit down with Judith Baumel, poet, critic, translator and director of the Creative Writing Program at Adelphi University, to discuss the life and work…

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February 2017

Raymond P. Schindlings Lecture on His Translation of Solomon Ibn Gabirol’s “Vulture in a Cage”

February 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Royce Hall Room 306 @ UCLA, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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  Author and Translator Raymond P. Scheindlin will present his new translation of Vulture in a Cage, and discuss its original author, Solomon Ibn Gabirol who is one of the most celebrated Andalusian-Hebrew poets and philosophers of the 11th century. Weighty poems of praise, lament, and complaint sit alongside devotional poetry, love poetry, descriptive meditations on nature, and epigrams. Obsessed with the impediments of the body and the material world, Ibn Gabirol ambitiously dreamed of breaking through corporeal constraints and launching his soul into the realm…

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Raymond P. Scheindlin in conversation with Joshua Cohen at 192 Books

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
192 Books, 192 10th Avenue at 21st St
New York, NY 10011 United States
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Named after Solomon Ibn Gabirol’s own sharp self-description, Vulture in a Cage is the most extensive collection of the 11th century Hebrew poet’s works ever to be published in English. Weighty poems of praise, lament, and complaint sit alongside devotional poetry, love poetry, descriptive meditations on nature, and epigrams. Raymond P. Scheindlin, translator and editor of Vulture in a Cage, will sit down with writer Joshua Cohen to discuss the life and work of Ibn Gabirol and his long affection for…

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Writers Read Knausgaard

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on February 22, 2017,
and Once on March 29, 2017,
and Once on April 19, 2017,
and Once on May 19, 2017
The Center for Fiction, 17 E. 47th St
New York, NY 10017 United States
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Since the first volume of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s sprawling work appeared in English in 2012, the series has garnered wide acclaim from critics and attracted a passionate following among readers. “My Struggle” has also been notably embraced and celebrated by Knausgaard’s fellow novelists. Rachel Cusk called it “perhaps the most significant literary enterprise of our times.” Beyond its vast length and digressive structure, “My Struggle” presents a number of challenges to the reader, blurring the line between fact and fiction,…

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Donald Nicholson-Smith Reads Laâbi

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Owl, 497 Rogers Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Translator Donald Nicholson-Smith will be reading some of his translations at Brooklyn venue The Owl on February 23rd. Donald's reading will include several Abdellatif Laâbi poems, whose collection In Praise of Defeat is set for release later this month. The theme of the evening is "Past Lives," and Donald will be one of several talented readers. You can find out more about The Owl here.

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March 2017

Kaiama L. Glover in conversation with Edwidge Danticat at Albertine

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Albertine, 972 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10075 United States
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Please join us at Albertine for a conversation between translator Kaiama L. Glover and writer Edwidge Danticat about Dance on the Volcano, by Marie Vieux-Chauvet. Madison Smartt-Bell says, "With what’s going on racially and politically in the United States today, now is an excellent time for this masterpiece novel to appear in English – and in a translation which does full justice to the great beauty of Chauvet’s prose." Set in late-18th century Haiti, Dance on the Volcano follows the extraordinary…

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Writers Read Knausgaard

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on February 22, 2017,
and Once on March 29, 2017,
and Once on April 19, 2017,
and Once on May 19, 2017
The Center for Fiction, 17 E. 47th St
New York, NY 10017 United States
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Since the first volume of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s sprawling work appeared in English in 2012, the series has garnered wide acclaim from critics and attracted a passionate following among readers. “My Struggle” has also been notably embraced and celebrated by Knausgaard’s fellow novelists. Rachel Cusk called it “perhaps the most significant literary enterprise of our times.” Beyond its vast length and digressive structure, “My Struggle” presents a number of challenges to the reader, blurring the line between fact and fiction,…

Find out more »
April 2017

Writers Read Knausgaard

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on February 22, 2017,
and Once on March 29, 2017,
and Once on April 19, 2017,
and Once on May 19, 2017
The Center for Fiction, 17 E. 47th St
New York, NY 10017 United States
+ Google Map

Since the first volume of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s sprawling work appeared in English in 2012, the series has garnered wide acclaim from critics and attracted a passionate following among readers. “My Struggle” has also been notably embraced and celebrated by Knausgaard’s fellow novelists. Rachel Cusk called it “perhaps the most significant literary enterprise of our times.” Beyond its vast length and digressive structure, “My Struggle” presents a number of challenges to the reader, blurring the line between fact and fiction,…

Find out more »
May 2017

Writers Read Knausgaard

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on February 22, 2017,
and Once on March 29, 2017,
and Once on April 19, 2017,
and Once on May 19, 2017
The Center for Fiction, 17 E. 47th St
New York, NY 10017 United States
+ Google Map

Since the first volume of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s sprawling work appeared in English in 2012, the series has garnered wide acclaim from critics and attracted a passionate following among readers. “My Struggle” has also been notably embraced and celebrated by Knausgaard’s fellow novelists. Rachel Cusk called it “perhaps the most significant literary enterprise of our times.” Beyond its vast length and digressive structure, “My Struggle” presents a number of challenges to the reader, blurring the line between fact and fiction,…

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