Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Some Literary Events / UPDATE

March 11 (7 p.m.) Book presentation: Macedonio Fernández's The Museum of Eterna’s Novel. Americas Society and Open Letter are pleased to celebrate the publication of “the best novel since both it and the world began,” as Argentine writer Macedonio Fernández (1874-1956) himself described his masterwork, which was first published posthumously in 1967 and, with this 2009 edition, appears for the first time in English.  A panel formed by scholar Todd Garth, translators Edith Grossman and Margaret Schwartz (who translated this work), and publisher Chad Post will explore the aesthetic, social, and historical dimensions of this iconoclastic  author who influencied  generations of Latin American writers, beginning with his friend, Jorge Luis Borges. This presentation will be in English. The Consulate General of Argentina in New York contributed to the publicity of this event. Free access, reservations encouraged. At Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue. For Americas Society members, reserve at Non-members, make reservations here

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