Celebrating “The Bridge of Beyond” at the 92nd Street Y

On October 14th, The Bridge of Beyond by Simone Schwarz-Bart will be celebrated at the 92nd Street Y.

Jamaica Kincaid, who wrote the introduction to the NYRB Classics edition of Simone Schwarz-Bart’s The Bridge of Beyond, will read from the novel (Schwarz-Bart is unable to attend).

“That a book so radical in style, in form and in content, is not widely known in this country, and its influence not deeply felt, is one of those unfortunate mysteries of Time and Place,” wrote Kincaid. “As if from out of the blue, from the Great Beyond, from the margins, a woman from Guadeloupe has given us an unforgettable hymn to the resilience and power of women.”

Ms. Kincaid will be joined by Merle Hodge. Ms. Hodge will read from her novels.

For ticket information, please visit the 92nd St Y website.

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