PEN World Voices Festival: In Conversation – Péter Nádas in Conversation with Daniel Mendelsohn; Introduced by Kira Brunner Don
Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY Graduate Center
The New York Times says, “No writer in Europe today has dealt more eloquently with the obligations and moral conundrums of memory, private and collective, than the Hungarian novelist and essayist Péter Nádas.” When the Hungarian censors finally consented to letting A Book of Memories be published, it was compared to Marcel Proust and Thomas Mann. After its translation into English more than a decade after it appeared in Hungary, Susan Sontag, called it “the greatest novel written in our time, and one of the great books of the century.” Péter Nádas joins us today to talk about the huge scope of his work, nationalism, memory, personal responsibility and history with award-winning author of Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million, Daniel Mendelsohn.
Participants: Daniel Mendelsohn, Péter Nádas, and Kira Brunner Don.
Free and open to the public