Earth’s Mantle is Hot and Partially Molten

Earth’s Mantle is Hot and Partially Molten

Earth’s Mantle is Hot and Partially Molten, © New York Review of Books Classics

29.10.2019 - Article

Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a conversation between Nina Bussmann about her novel “Earth’s Mantle is Hot and Partially Molten” on November 1, 2019.

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Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a reading by the author and current writer-in-residence at Deutsches Haus at NYU, Nina Bußmann, from her recent novel Earth's Mantle is Hot and Partially Molten, followed by a conversation with the acclaimed Germanist, writer and mastermind of @neinquarterly, Eric Jarosinski.

About the book:

On a clear day in the Caribbean a propeller plane with the 32-year-old seismologist Nelly on board suddenly disappears from the radar. After months of searching, pieces of wreckage are found in the jungles of Nicaragua. But of Nelly not a trace remains. At home in Frankfurt, her girlfriend cannot get over her disappearance. She travels to Managua, settles into Nelly’s old room, reads the notes and diaries she left behind and talks with the people who knew her there, driven by a strange obsession that seems to be keeping her from confronting a secret in her own life. And in this way, her search for Nelly steadily takes on the contours of escape.

Earth’s Mantle is Hot and Partially Molten is a novel about otherness and loneliness, a novel about private and political threats, about the desire to disappear and the hope to be sought and held, at least in memory.

About the panelists:

Nina Bußmann was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and currently lives in Berlin. Her works incorporate prose, essays and collaborative projects with visual and performance artists. She gained recognition through her first two novels, Große Ferien, which was published in 2012, and Der Mantel der Erde ist heiß und teilweise geschmolzen, published in 2017. Recently she was honored with the  Robert-Gernhardt-Preis for the work on her ongoing project, the novel Dickicht, which will be released in the spring of 2020.

Once a professor of German language and literature, Eric Jarosinski has gone on to find his true calling as a former professor of German language and literature. He is currently the editor and sole author of @NeinQuarterly, the world's leading fictitious journal of utopian negation (found on Twitter). In addition, Jarosinski regularly takes his stand-up philosophy/sit-down comedy on the road as part of his ongoing Failed Intellectual Goodwill Tour. His writing and stage performances have been featured in numerous international publications, including the New Yorker, The Economist, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and El País. Jarosinski's first book, Nein. A Manifesto., was recently published in six languages.

Attendance information:

Events at Deutsches Haus are free and open to the public. If you would like to attend this event, please send an email to deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu. As space at Deutsches Haus is limited, please arrive ten minutes prior to the event to ensure you get a good seat. Thank you!

“Earth's Mantle is Hot and Partially Molten”: An Evening with Nina Bußmann and Eric Jarosinski is presented with the generous support of the Deutscher Literaturfonds.

Location and time:
Deutsches Haus at NYU
42 Washington Mews, New York City
Friday, November 1, 2019, 6:00 pm

For more information and to register visit: Deutsches Haus at NYU

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