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  • Montecore

    by Jonas Hassen Khemiri

    translation by Rachel Willson-Broyles

    Knopf

    $26.95 List Price

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    MONTECORE by Jonas Hassen Khemiri

    MONTECORE by Jonas Hassen Khemiri Sunday, February 20, 4–5:30 PM Drinks will be served. The powerHouse Arena 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 For more information, please call 718.666.3049 Please RSVP: rsvp@powerHouseArena.com Up-and-coming Swedish novelist Jonas Hassen Khemiri presents his newest…

    MONTECORE

    by

    Jonas Hassen Khemiri

    Sunday, February 20, 4–5:30 PM

    Drinks will be served.

    The powerHouse Arena

    37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    For more information, please call 718.666.3049

    Please RSVP: rsvp@powerHouseArena.com

    Up-and-coming Swedish novelist Jonas Hassen Khemiri presents his newest novel, Montecore, here at powerHouse Arena. As an added bonus, actors from the Play Company will kick things off with a short scene from his play INVASION!, which begins previews February 9th.


    About Montecore:


    At the start of this dazzlingly inventive novel from Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Abbas, a world-famous photographer and estranged father to a young novelist—also named Jonas Hassen Khemiri—is standing on a luxurious rooftop terrace in New York City. He is surrounded by rock stars, intellectuals, and political luminaries gathered to toast his fiftieth birthday. And yet how did Abbas, a dirt-poor Tunisian orphan and Swedish émigré, come to enjoy such success?

    Jonas is fresh off the publication of his first novel when answers to this question come in the form of an unexpected e-mail from Kadir, a lifelong friend of Abbas and an effervescent storyteller with delightfully anarchic linguistic idiosyncrasies. The portrait Kadir paints of Abbas—from a voluntarily mute boy who suffers constant night terrors, to a soulful young charmer, to a Swedish immigrant and political exile—proves to be vastly different from Jonas’s view of his father. As the two jagged versions reconcile in Kadir and Jonas’s impassioned correspondence, we’re given a portrayal of a man that is at once tender and feverishly imagined.

    With an arresting blend of humor and wit, Montecore marks the stateside arrival of an already acclaimed international novelist. Winner of the PO Enquist Literary Prize for accomplished European novelists under forty, Jonas Hassen Khemiri has created a world that is as heartbreaking as it is exhilarating.


    About INVASION!:

    Abulkasem—a name that just might have magical powers. Everyone wants that name, but who is Abulkasem? A cute guy I met at the corner bar. A hero in a fairy tale. A world-renowned stage director. A shadowy figure we're tracking across the globe. Or all of the above? Who is Abulkasem? And how many are there? Francis Benhamou, Andrew Guilarte, Bobby Moreno, Debargo Sanyal star in the US premiere INVASION! Go to www.playco.org <http://www.playco.org> for ticketing information.

    About the author:

    Jonas Hassen Khemiri, born in Sweden in 1978, is the author of two novels and one collection of plays and short stories. His first novel, One Eye Red, received the Boras Tidning award for best literary debut. His second novel, Montecore, won several literary awards including the Swedish Radio Award for best novel of the year. Khemiri has also received the PO Enquist Literary Prize for the most promising young European writer. He currently divides his time between Stockholm and Berlin.

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  • The Scandals of Susan Sontag

    The Scandals of Susan Sontag Skylight Room (9100) Susan Sontag’s provocative career resulted in a body of artistic and intellectual work that is scorned as often as it is admired. How can we begin to take account of her achievements and legacy in the 21st century? Beginning with an exploration of…

    The Scandals of Susan Sontag

    Skylight Room (9100)


    Susan Sontag’s provocative career resulted in a body of artistic and intellectual work that is scorned as often as it is admired. How can we begin to take account of her achievements and legacy in the 21st century? Beginning with an exploration of her recently published journals, and featuring a documentary film-in-progress about her life and career, this one-day conference brings together a variety of scholars and critics to consider the impact of her work. Participants include, among many others,E. Ann Kaplan (English and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University); Nancy Kates, filmmaker;Laura Kipnis (Communication, Northwestern University); Susie Linfield (Journalism, New York University); Heather Love(English, University of Pennsylvania); Nancy K. Miller (English and Comparative Literature, The Graduate Center, CUNY);José Muńoz (Performance Studies, New York University); Deborah Nelson (Journalism, University of Maryland); Sigrid Nunez, writer; Jay Prosser (English, University of Leeds); Elaine Showalter (English, Princeton University) Catharine Stimpson, English, NYU. Co-sponsored by the Ph.D Program in English, the Humanities Institute, Stony Brook University, the certificate in 20th Century Studies, and the Women’s Studies Certificate Program, the Center for the Study of Women and Society, The Graduate Center, CUNY.

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  • Thrum:

    Poems

    by Joel Allegretti

    Poets Wear Prada

    $12.00 List Price

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    Joel Allegretti on tour for the book "Thrum: Poems"

    obbligato II: Guitar / nostalgic A Performance by the CANTORI Vocal Ensemble of New Work: "Night Keeps Its Promise," A Song Cycle by Frank Levy on Poems by Joel Allegretti. & A Gypsy cycle on Lorca texts by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, both for chorus, baritone and guitar, & Renaissance music by …

    obbligato II: Guitar / nostalgic

    A Performance by the CANTORI Vocal Ensemble

    of New Work: "Night Keeps Its Promise," A Song Cycle by Frank Levy on Poems by Joel Allegretti.

    & A Gypsy cycle on Lorca texts by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, both for chorus, baritone and guitar,

    & Renaissance music by John Dowland, and madrigals by Paul Hindemith.

    & Music for guitar. Christopher Kenniff, guitar.

    Church is located at 86th Street between 1st & 2nd Avenues.

    Admission: Adults $25; Seniors $20; Students/Children $5

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  • West of Here

    by Jonathan Evison

    Algonquin Books

    $24.95 List Price

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    Jonathan Evison on tour for the book "West of Here"

    Jonathan Evison is an American writer best known for his debut novel All About Lulu published in 2008, which won critical acclaim, including the Washington State Book Award. In 2009, Evison was awarded a Richard Buckley Fellowship from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation. A second novel, West of …

    Jonathan Evison is an American writer best known for his debut novel All About Lulu published in 2008, which won critical acclaim, including the Washington State Book Award. In 2009, Evison was awarded a Richard Buckley Fellowship from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation. A second novel, West of Here, will be released in February 2011 from Algonquin. Editor Chuck Adams (Water for Elephants, A Reliable Wife, An Arsonist's Guide to Writers Homes in New England) has called West of Here the best novel he's worked on in over four decades of publishing. In his teens, Evison was the founding member and frontman of the Seattle punk band March of Crimes, which included future members of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. Born in San Jose, California, he now lives on an island in Western Washington."

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