27 2015

The New Soviet-Jewish Literary Wave (CJS)

4:00PM - 5:15PM  

Memorial Union (check TITU) 800 Langdon St
Madison, WI 53706

Contact Melissa Miller

Lecture, "Sickle and Stars: The New Soviet-Jewish Literary Wave"

Join novelist Boris Fishman, author of "A Replacement Life" (HarperCollins, 2014; New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection), for a wide-ranging conversation about the flurry of books by young Soviet-Jewish emigres that have surfaced over the last decade and now dominate the literary conversation. (The 2014 New York Times 100 Notable Books of the Year features no fewer than four.) Is this how Jewish literature takes its next step in America? Is immigrant literature of this sort the future of American books? And what do these books reveal about the relationship between ex-Soviet Jews and the American Jews who worked so hard for their release?

Sponsor: Center for Jewish Studies, Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia