Damion Searls and Joseph O'Neill

Monday, April 16, 7:30 PM
Damion Searls discusses his translation of Nescio’s Amsterdam Stories with novelist Joseph O’Neill

Co-sponsored by the Netherland-America Foundation

Prominent translator Damion Searls discusses his translation of Nescio’s Amsterdam Stories with novelist Joseph O’Neill (Netherland, winner of the 2009 PEN Faulkner Award), who wrote the introduction for this first English translation. No one has written more feelingly and more beautifully than Nescio about the madness and sadness, courage and vulnerability of youth: its big plans and vague longings, not to mention the binges, crashes, and marathon walks and talks. No one, for that matter, has written with such pristine clarity about the radiating canals of Amsterdam and the cloud-swept landscape of the Netherlands. They are utterly original stories that contain some of the most luminous pages in modern literature. Damion Searls has translated many of Europe's greatest writers including Rilke, Proust, Ingeborg Bachmann, Peter Handke, Nescio, Robert Walser, Kurt Schwitters, and Jon Fosse.

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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 7:30pm

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686 Fulton Street
11217 Brooklyn
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