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The Blessing and the Curse: The Jewish People and Their Books in the Twentieth Century
October 12 , 12:00 pmFree
Commonpoint Queens presents literary critic Adam Kirsch in an exploration of the response of Jews to the profound changes of the 20th century. From Franz Kafka to Philip Roth, Primo Levi to Yehuda Amichai to Tony Kushner, Kirsch — a writer for The New Yorker and Tablet — argues that during this transformative period, literature offered Jews a new way to think about what it means to be Jewish in the modern world.
This virtual event is part of the Cultural Arts & Jewish Heritage Speaker Series. Cost is $8 member / $10 non-member. Register here.