In this book group, we will engage with Israeli literature in English translation. Together we will explore themes of identity, spirituality and community in Hebrew novels, memoirs and short stories by both contemporary Jewish-Israeli and Arab-Israeli authors. In addition to some of the most famous authors, we will showcase Israeli writers who are not yet well known in the United States. Participants will read the selections in advance and then join Ronnie, a professor of literature,and Rhonna, a translator of Hebrew novels, who will share their insights and reflections and facilitate the group’s discussion in a relaxed, open-minded and respectful environment. Course taught by Ronnie Scharfman and Rhonna Rogol.
Dates: 11/7, 12/19, January TBD, 2/27, 4/2, 5/7, 6/11
Books: Dinner at the Center of the Earth by Nathan Englander, The Liar by Ayelet Gundar Goshen; About the Night by Anat Talshi; Pain, by Zeruyah Shalev, Days of Peace, by Rachel Shihor, Feathers, by Haim Be’er; The Book of Disappearance by Ibtisam Azem
Location: Upper West Side Apartment – Location Given Upon Registration
Time: 7:30 PM
Full Year: Members: $50, Non Members: $60
Individual Sessions: Members: $10, Non Members: $15