Book Clubs

INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
With Sarah McNally

Monday, September 8th at 7pm.

"Dezso Kosztolányi ingeniously poises his leading characters to expose, over the course of a week—not only to us but also to themselves—the tangle of intractable emotions that has taken years to develop and binds them hand and foot. The current of satire that runs through Skylark—sometimes faint and melancholy, sometimes rollickingly gleeful—as well as the book’s brevity, might suggest a slight work; on the contrary, the book is essential, a distillation of the heart’s properties."

- Deborah Eisenberg for The New York Review of Books on Dezso Kosztolányi's Skylark.


ESSAYS
With Matt Pieknik
Wednesday, August 6th at 7pm.

"Ultimately the reader will register the defeat—the unlived examination, however fine, may not be worth examining—but not before being lassoed by Mr.Dyer's agile mind, his comedy and an occasional shivering truth that flies centrifugally out of his centripedal whirl."

- Richard Eder for The New York Times on Geoff Dyer's Yoga For People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It.


POETRY
With Carly Dashiell

Thursday, August 7th at 7pm.

Let me speak my true journeys own true songs
I can make my sorry tale right soggy truth
sothgied sodsgate some serious wrecan my ship
sailing rekkies tell Hu ic how ache wracked from
travel gedayswindled oft thrownabout bitterly
tested gebanging head keeling at every beating
waves What cursed fool grimly beshipped
couldnt get signs during many a nightwacko
caught gbetween whats gone ok whats coming
on crossing too close to the cliffs Blow wind
blow, anon am I

- From Caroline Bergvall's Drift.


PHILOSOPHY
With Kevin Cassem
and
Matthew Wagstaffe
Tuesday, August 5th at 7pm.

"Accelerationism is a political heresy: the insistence that the only radical political response to capitalism is not to protest, disrupt, or critique, nor to await its demise at the hands of its own contradictions, but to accelerate its uprooting, alienating, decoding, abstractive tendencies."

- From the introduction to The Accelerationist Reader.

G.R.O.S.S.
(Get Rid Of Slimy egoS)
With Anna Chen and Michael Fentin

Wednesday, July 30th, 7pm.

"Wolf has made a career of speaking her truth. Time and again she ventures into controversial territory, not only taking on sacred cows but also using a language not generally embraced by public intellectuals – in her latest book she speaks of goddesses and, well, vaginas. She knows she’ll be judged, even mocked. But she tells her truth anyway. How many of us can say that?"

-Susan Cain, author of Quiet, on the Courage of Naomi Wolf, author of Vagina. 

SPANISH BOOKCLUB
With Javier Molea

Friday, July 25th,
 7pm.

 

Las Orejas del Lobo (Colección Ficción Fresca) - Brutas Editoras:

Inauguramos esta colección de ficción en formato bilingüe (castellano/inglés) con esta novela corta del escritor colombiano Antonio Ungar (Premio Herralde 2010) en la que un niño narra sensorial y sobre todo visualmente el frágil e ininteligible mundo de los adultos, las desapariciones y apariciones del padre o su sombra, las sutiles transformaciones en la vida de la madre, la extraña belleza de la hermana y de las primas, así como la soledad y nostalgia del devenir entre los llanos, la selva, la ciudad. La traducción al inglés corre por cuenta de la prestigiosa Katherine Silver.