All for Nothing
On Monday, Sept. 10th, at 7 p.m., downstairs at 52 Prince Street, join the International Literature Book Club, led by Sarah McNally. We will discuss All for Nothing by German author Walter Kempowski, translated by Anthea Bell; introduction by Jenny Erpenbeck.
"Kempowski's idiosyncratic genius lies in his ability to weave this accumulation of human fallibility into something greater. His perspective on a grim slice of history steadily broadens out to become visionary, lending his novel the irresistible pull of great tragedy." -- The Economist
"Un talento personalísimo, un arte poderoso y chocante, embargado siempre por un contagioso, obsesivo, irresistible sentimiento de felicidad." Ignacio Echevarría, El País
at McNally Williamsburg
This week we will be discussing the second half of Dawn Powell's Turn, Magic Wheel.
"Each chapter slips us into the consciousness and conversation of a group of worldly, needy New Yorkers, and keeps them afloat on the sounds and sensations, the dash, squalor and ugly beauty of the city." —Margo Jefferson, The New York Times