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Winterlust: An Evening with Bernd Brunner and Tess Lewis

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24.01.2020 - Article

Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a reading by the author Bernd Brunner from his new book, Winterlust: Finding Beauty in the Fiercest Season, followed by a conversation with the writer and translator, Tess Lewis on February 7, 2020.

Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a reading by the author Bernd Brunner from his new book, Winterlust: Finding Beauty in the Fiercest Season, (in a translation by Mary Catherine Lawler) followed by a conversation with the writer and translator, Tess Lewis. In Winterlust, Bernd Brunner draws on literature and art, science and history, modern pastimes and time-honored traditions to explore how humans have long survived and celebrated the coldest time of year.

About the book:
This sweeping, sparkling survey of all things winter captures the essence of a season beloved and feared in equal measure. Today, as the earth warms and winter becomes less predictable, snow, ice, and frost are more precious to us than ever. With gorgeous illustrations and prose, Winterlust (Greystone Books) offers a timeless tribute to the season, and will delight anyone who has ever witnessed–or dreams of witnessing–a beautiful winter's day.

About the speakers:
Bernd Brunner works at the crossroads of literature, science and history. He has written for Lapham's Quarterly, The Paris Review Daily, Courrier International, TLS, Wall Street Journal Speakeasy, Aeon, Quartz, The Public Domain Review, Cabinet, and various German newspapers and magazines. A fellow of the Logan Nonfiction Program, Bernd Brunner has lectured at the Bard Graduate Center, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the American Museum of Natural History, the Goethe Institutes of Washington D.C. and San Francisco, the Bancroft Library and the Botanical Garden of the University of California at Berkeley. He divides his time between Istanbul and Berlin.

Tess Lewis is a writer and translator from French and German. Her translations include works by Peter Handke, Walter Benjamin, Klaus Merz, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Christine Angot, Pascal Bruckner and Jean-Luc Benoziglio. She has been awarded grants from PEN USA, PEN UK, and the NEA, a Max Geilinger Translation Grant for her translation of Philippe Jaccottet, the ACFNY Translation Prize and the 2017 PEN Translation Prize for her translation of the novel Angel of Oblivion by the Austrian writer Maja Haderlap, and most recently a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. She is Co-chair of the PEN Translation Committee and Advisory Editor for The Hudson Review. Her essays and reviews have appeared in a number of journals and newspapers including Bookforum, Partisan Review, The Hudson Review, World Literature Today, The Wall Street Journal and The American Scholar.

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!

 

Location and time:
Deutsches Haus at NYU
42 Washington Mews, New York City
Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
For more information and to register visit: Deutsches Haus at NYU

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