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David Grossman: To the End of the Land

0 David Grossman: To the End of the Land92Y Poetry Center: http://www.92y.org/shop/category.asp?category=888Unterberg+Poetry+Center888&ev_ads=YouTube_PoetryCenter

From the Poetry Center Archive: David Grossman March 23, 2008.
See him tonight, October 11, 2010, with Paul Auster at the 92nd Street Y: http://bit.ly/cpVAnH

In March of 2008, as part of the Poetry Center’s Festival of Hebrew Literature, David Grossman appeared at 92Y for an interview with Adam Rovner. The conversation took place on a Sunday morning. That night, in Israel, Mr. Grossman’s new novel—Isha Borachat Mi-besorah—was published. Tonight, he returns to New York to read from the novel’s translation—To the End of the Land.

Today’s featured recording is an excerpt from that 2008 conversation, in which Mr. Grossman discusses To the End of the Land.

About the novel, Paul Auster—who will introduce and then interview Mr. Grossman at tonight’s reading—has said: “Flaubert created his Emma, Tolstoy made his Anna, and now we have Grossman’s Ora—as fully alive, as fully embodied as any character in recent fiction.” During the 2008 conversation, Mr. Grossman talked about “writing women”:

When I write about a woman, I do not think that I am writing about woman as a concept or as a state of mind or a state of body. I just tune myself totally—or as much as I can—to this character that I’m writing about, and I try to be absorbed by her to the utmost. I don’t know if something she does is feminine or masculine, I just don’t know it. I just know that for this specific character this is the right way to act. It is a very intuitive decision, the choices I make while I’m writing. I think that most of the women I write about are women I appreciate—unlike the men. The men I write about—usually I do not really appreciate them. The women I write about are stronger, deeper, more complex characters. They are less afraid of being in tight contact with reality, with their inner reality. Why is it like that? I have no idea. It has something to do with the fact that I feel that I myself was very much created or shaped—brought up—by women, enhanced more by women than by men. [In To the End of the Land], the main character is a woman, and she is the engine behind the whole book, and she motivates the men. Probably this is how I look at the world . . .

In an ongoing effort to share with our readers some of the great literary moments which the Poetry Center has presented across the decades, this blog has begun to feature regular postings of archival recordings. To purchase tickets to tonight’s October 11, 2010 reading by David Grossman, please visit here: http://bit.ly/cpVAnH To look at the rest of the season’s line-up, please visit here:http://bit.ly/ayI8Um And for access to other recordings, please click here: http://bit.ly/9IdD86

Unterberg Poetry Center webcasts and access to our archive are made possible in part by the generous support of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.

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From the Poetry Center Archive: Four Irish Poets: More Than A Bit Of Craic

0 From the Poetry Center Archive: Four Irish Poets: More Than A Bit Of Craic92y Poetry: http://www.92Y.org/Uptown/Tisch-Center-for-the-Arts/Unterberg-Poetry-Center.aspx?pid=75912&utm_source=YouTube_92Y&utm_medium=YouTube_92Y_92YPoetry_Dec2811&utm_campaign=poetry_center

The Unterberg Poetry Center presented for Four Irish Poets on October 31, 2011; an evening of readings by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Leontia Flynn, Caitriona O’Reilly and Rita Ann Higgins.

Head over to the 92Y Blog to download this audio, as well as a guest post on the event by poet Erica Wright, author of Instructions for Killing the Jackal, poetry editor at Guernica Magazine and writing instructor at 92YTribeca.
http://blog.92Y.org/index.php/weblog/item/from_the_poetry_center_archive_four_irish_poets_more_than_a_bit_of_craic/

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Garrison Keillor reads Pontoon at the 92nd Street Y

0 Garrison Keillor reads Pontoon at the 92nd Street YA Grammy and Peabody winner, Garrison Keillor is the author of more than 15 books and is the creator, host and writer of A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer’s Almanac, heard on public radio stations across the country. In April 2008, Keillor sat down with Roger Rosenblatt, also an award-winning writer and host of the Afternoon Night Table Series at the 92nd Street Y, to discuss his latest new novel, Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon. In this video clip, Keillor reads from the book and ruminates on insomniacs.

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Rae Armantrout reading from her Pulitzer Prize winning book Versed

0 Rae Armantrout reading from her Pulitzer Prize winning book Versed92Y Main Reading Series: http://www.92y.org/shop/category.asp?category=Interests+-+Literature888Interests+-+Literature+-+Events888Main+Reading+Series888&ev_ads=YouTube_MainReadingSeries

March 12, 2009: Rae Armantrout reads from Versed (http://amzn.to/a2MZ26) which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2010: http://nyti.ms/bsZVRD

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C. D. Wright Reads From “One With Others” at 92nd Street Y

0 C. D. Wright Reads From One With Others at 92nd Street Y92Y Poetry: http://www.92y.org/shop/category.asp?catalog=92y_catalog&category=Tisch+Center+for+the+Arts&category=Unterberg+Poetry+Center

The National Book Critics Circle Awards took place last night with numerous nominations and awards going to guests and faculty of the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center. Congratulations to all nominees, including C. D. Wright who won in Poetry for One With Others. Darin Strauss, teacher in the Unterberg Poetry Center Writing Program, won in Autobiography and Clare Cavanagh, award-winner in Criticism, will be here next month.

Read more on the 92Y Blog: http://bit.ly/fEhDYX

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Syrian poet Adonis at the 92nd Street Y

0 Syrian poet Adonis at the 92nd Street Yhttp://www.92Y.org/Readings

Long considered a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature, Syrian poet Adonis is “today’s most daring and provocative Arab poet,” wrote Edward Said. Now 80 and living in Paris, Adonis made his first appearance at 92Y Poetry Center on October 25, 2010, reading from his newly published Selected Poems. Khaled Mattawa, his translator, reads from an English translation.

Unterberg Poetry Center webcasts and access to our archive are made possible in part by the generous support of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.

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Anne Carson at the 92nd Street Y

0 Anne Carson at the 92nd Street Yhttp://www.92Y.org/poetry

Award-winning writer Anne Carson is “the most exciting poet writing in English today,” said Michael Ondaatje. Carson, an essayist and classicist, is the author of many collections and translations, including Decreation, The Beauty of the Husband, Eros the Bittersweet and Autobiography of Red. Carson made full use of the 92nd Street Y stage for a dramatic reading/performance that has to be seen to be fully appreciated. This is an excerpt of her second piece of evening, “Possessive Used As Drink (Me): A Lecture on Pronouns in the Form of 15 Sonnets.”

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