• Moments Captured:

    A Novel

    by Robert J. Seidman

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    Robert Seidman

    Robert Seidman, author of Ulysses Annotated returns to McNally Jackson to read from Moments Captured, his smart, sweeping new historical novel about the life of the 19th century San Francisco-based Edward Muybridge: inventor, eccentric and pioneer of motion photography. The reading will be followed…

    Robert Seidman, author of Ulysses Annotated returns to McNally Jackson to read from Moments Captured, his smart, sweeping new historical novel about the life of the 19th century San Francisco-based Edward Muybridge: inventor, eccentric and pioneer of motion photography. The reading will be followed by a general discussion and a question and answer with the audience.

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  • Granta 121:

    Best of Young Brazilian Novelists

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    Celebrating Granta 121: The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists

    Join legendary translator Gregory Rabassa, Granta Best Young Brazilian Novelist, J.P. Cuenca, and Granta editor John Freeman for a reading and discussion about the new Penguin Classics translations of Jorge Amado’s greatest works: The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray and The Discovery of America…

    Join legendary translator Gregory Rabassa, Granta Best Young Brazilian Novelist, J.P. Cuenca, and Granta editor John Freeman for a reading and discussion about the new Penguin Classics translations of Jorge Amado’s greatest works: The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray and The Discovery of America by the Turks, as well as the new generation of Brazilian novelists, as introduced in Granta 121: The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists.

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  • May We Be Forgiven:

    A Novel

    by A. M. Homes

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    A.M. Homes with Joan Wickersham

    May We Be Forgiven is the first work in six years by A.M. Homes, author of The End of Alice, The Safety of Objects and The Mistress's Daughter. Set in Winchester, the novel concerns one family's descent into psycho-sexual dysfunction and violence, and is written with a rare mixture of narrative …

    May We Be Forgiven is the first work in six years by A.M. Homes, author of The End of Alice, The Safety of Objects and The Mistress's Daughter. Set in Winchester, the novel concerns one family's descent into psycho-sexual dysfunction and violence, and is written with a rare mixture of narrative intensity, elegance, and emotional punch. George, a television executive, is admitted to a psych ward after he crashes his car and kills two people. Harry, his repressed older brother, begins sleeping with George's wife. What follows is a kind of digital age picaresque, an ever escalating series of outrageous events (characters are hospitalised, kidnapped, sacked and admitted to sinister correctional facilities) in which dark satire eventually gives way to spiritual uplift.

    Joan Wickersham's The News from Spain explores love, loss, and the unspoken expectations and pressures of romantic relationships, with a forensic and bracing precision. These short stories range over time and space—from 18th century Vienna to 1940s America—but they are linked by characters on the verge of emotional tipping points. Though aware of love's transience and the futility of any easy explication, Wickersham allows her characters to recognize what has been lost and what remains to be recovered. A haunting and gorgeous collection.

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  • Caviar with Rum:

    Cuba-USSR and the Post-Soviet Experience (New Directions in Latino American Culture)

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    Caviar with Rum: Cuba-USSR and the Post-Soviet Experience, with Jacqueline Loss and Josť Manuel Prieto.

    No country in Latin America has escaped the symbolic influence of the United States to the extent that Revolutionary Cuba has. This resistance meant that for approximately three decades the Soviet Union had an invitation to intervene in practically all Cuban spheres. With sixteen essays by renowned…

    No country in Latin America has escaped the symbolic influence of the United States to the extent that Revolutionary Cuba has. This resistance meant that for approximately three decades the Soviet Union had an invitation to intervene in practically all Cuban spheres. With sixteen essays by renowned writers and artists, Caviar with Rum: Cuba-USSR and the Post-Soviet Experience is the first book of its kind to bring to life how and why the Soviet period is revisited these days and what this means for creative production and the future of geopolitics.

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  • The Subversive Scribe:

    Translating Latin American Fiction (Dalkey Archive Scholarly Series)

    by Suzanne Jill Levine

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    The Bridge: Suzanne Jill Levine and Stephen Kessler

    Given the proliferation and diversity of its literary offerings, you'd think it would go without saying that NYC would be home to at least one excellent series devoted to the art of literary translation. But, strange to say, there hasn't been one. Fortunately, just such a series launched in February…

    Given the proliferation and diversity of its literary offerings, you'd think it would go without saying that NYC would be home to at least one excellent series devoted to the art of literary translation. But, strange to say, there hasn't been one. Fortunately, just such a series launched in February 2011. Curated by Bill Martin and Sal Robinson, the Bridge Series aims to promote public awareness of the craft of translation and the task of the translator. With McNally Jackson and other cultural institutions, it seeks to serve as a regular venue for readings, by both well-established and emerging translators and authors.

    On Monday, November 26th, The Bridge will present Suzanne Jill Levine and Stephen Kessler, two acclaimed translators from Spanish who have recently worked together on the five-volume Penguin Classics Borges series, and will be discussing Borges, Manuel Puig, and Luis Cernuda.

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  • Israel/Palestine and the Queer International

    by Sarah Schulman

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    Sarah Schulman in conversation with Vijay Prashad

    In 2009, the impressively prolific novelist, playwright, historian, essayist, and queer activist, Sarah Schulman, was invited to keynote the tenth annual Lesbian and Gay Studies and Queer Theory Conference at Tel Aviv University. Research for this led to such awareness of the magnitude of the …

    In 2009, the impressively prolific novelist, playwright, historian, essayist, and queer activist, Sarah Schulman, was invited to keynote the tenth annual Lesbian and Gay Studies and Queer Theory Conference at Tel Aviv University. Research for this led to such awareness of the magnitude of the Palestinian liberation struggle that she declined the invitation, instead joining the artists and academics spearheading an academic and cultural boycott of Israel. In Israel/Palestine and the Queer International, Schulman reflects on her alternative "solidarity visit" to Israel, which she went on with anti-occupation activists from the US and Canada, and chronicles a subsequent US speaking tour for the queer Palestinian activists she had met while there. Schulman's honest, accessible new work traces her growing investment in a global movement that represents an intersection of queer and Palestinian politics. Schulman will be in conversation with Vijay Prashad, author of Uncle Swami: South Asians in America Today.

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  • These Things Happen

    by Richard Kramer

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    Richard Kramer in conversation with Daniel Mendelsohn

    Richard Kramer's new novel These Things Happen is set in Manhattan and told through a cast of familiar, sympathetic voices. It's the story of Wesley, a bright, sensitive and self-conscious teenager who moves from his mother and step-father's home to live with his gay and hitherto elusive father. When…

    Richard Kramer's new novel These Things Happen is set in Manhattan and told through a cast of familiar, sympathetic voices. It's the story of Wesley, a bright, sensitive and self-conscious teenager who moves from his mother and step-father's home to live with his gay and hitherto elusive father. When Wesley and his best friend Theo become victims of random violence, the fragile structure of his family is shattered and they are forced to confront their real feelings. Trauma makes them authentic.

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