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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Running from the Literary Past: The Case of Hebrew Literature



This conversation with Ruby Namdar ("The Ruined House," Winner of 2015 Sapir Prize, English translation due out in 2017) and Haim Weiss (Ben Gurion University of the Negev) will explore universal literary themes of canon and breach, and consider the challenges of writing a contemporary novel in an "anxiety producing" language like Hebrew. We will also look at examples of Namdar's "translation" of ancient sources into a modern literary imaginary, and English translations of Namdar's work.

Moderated by Shai Secunda (Bard, Religion and Jewish Studies)
Time: 4:45 pm
Location: Olin Language Center, Room 115
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