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Asymptote Journal’s Fourth Anniversary Reading

Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The Auditorium, Room A106, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Please join the Department of Liberal Studies at the New School for Social to celebrate the fourth anniversay of Asymptote, an international journal dedicated to literary translation and bringing together in one place the best in contemporary writing.  

This evening we welcome three of the best contemporary literary translators into English to discuss their work re-translating the classics of Western literature. They will consider why we urgently need new translations of classic texts and also celebrate Asymptote's fourth year of bringing readers the best in international literature.

 - Susan Bernofsky (Kafka's The Metamorphosis)
 - Edith Grossman (Cervantes's Don Quixote)
 - Damion Searls (the Paris Review Daily’s language columnist and a translator from four languages)

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Writing and Literature, Intellectual Culture and Big Ideas, Creativity and Innovation


The New School for Social Research


Writing, Humanities, Storytelling and Communication



$10 in advance, $12 at the door for General Public, and Free for New School students (RSVP)

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