Michael Lipkin presenting at writer-translator series 'Us&Them'

Michael Lipkin presenting at writer-translator series 'Us&Them'
Date: Fri, Apr 19, 2024
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Location: Molasses Books, 770 Hart St, Brooklyn, NY, 11237
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Novelist and translator Michael Lipkin will present his work at the Spring 2024 installment of Us&Them, a writer-translator reading series hosted by Molasses Books in Brooklyn, NY.

Lipkin will read from his 2023 translation of Walter Kempowski's An Ordinary Youth from NYRB Classics, the first English translation of the critically acclaimed German novel originally published in 1971. An Ordinary Youth relays the fragmented memory of the narrator's youth in 1930s Berlin in a collection of quotidian details whose language betrays the nascent fascistic and genocidal cultural currents festering there.

Lipkin, a translator and scholar of German literature with a focus on realism, will join a group of writer-translators on April 19th for a night showcasing their translation work and original writing.

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