Celebrated author Nicole Krauss reads from her new novel, Forest Dark, followed by a Q & A session with Brett Ashley Kaplan (Director, Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies; and Professor of Comparative and World Literature).
Of Forest Dark, Philip Roth says, “A brilliant novel. I am full of admiration.” Forest Dark traces the juxtaposed stories of Jules Epstein and a character named Nicole. As Epstein’s life unspools and re-spools in curious ways, he travels to Tel Aviv where he could not have anticipated what would happen; similarly, but also in a starkly different vein, a young writer abandons Brooklyn for Tel Aviv and becomes immersed in a fascinating search for a Kafka who might have “finally crossed the threshold, slipped through a crack in the closing door, and disappeared into the future.”
This talk is part of the lecture series 21st-Century Jewish Writing and the World.
Hosted by: Greenfield/Lynch Lecture Series, Program in Jewish Culture & Society, and the Trowbridge Initiative in American Cultures, in conjunction with: Center for Global Studies, Creative Writing Program, Department of English, Program in Comparative and World Literature, Spurlock Museum, and the University Library.