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Nada by Carmen Laforet
November 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
One event on December 6, 2017 at 10:00 am
featuring Irene Gomez-Castellano, Associate Professor of Spanish
“One of the most important literary works of post-Civil War Spain, Nada is the semi-autobiographical story of an orphaned young woman who leaves her small town to attend university in war-ravaged Barcelona. Edith Grossman’s vital new translation captures Carmen Laforet’s feverish energy, powerful imagery, and subtle humor. Nada, which includes an illuminating Introduction by Mario Vargas Llosa, is one of the great novels of twentieth-century Europe.”
“Nada does indeed recall Sartre and Camus, but it is fresher and more vibrant than either, and with its call to intuition and feelings rather than intellect, it cuts deeper. [Laforet] wrote Nada when she was only 23, yet the book resonates with frightening maturity, sadness and depth…a work of genius.”
Wednesdays, November 29 and December 6
TUITION: $35, includes a copy of the book
Please note that the image may not reflect the edition being used for the reading group.