J! Talks: Robert Alter, Usa
tisdag, 21 mars 2023
J! Talks: Robert Alter, USANecessary Angels - Tradition and Modernity in Kafka, Benjamin and ScholemTisdag 21 mars kl. 19:00Konstakademien, Fredsgatan 12/Jakobsgatan 27cmed efterföljande mingelOn the occasion of its 10th jubilee, Judisk kultur i Sverige is proud to present Robert Alter, foremost and highly decorated contemporary scholar of Hebrew and comparative literature.Alter has written widely on the European novel from the eighteenth century to the present, on American fiction, and on modern Hebrew literature. He has also written extensively on literary aspects of the Bible. His twenty-eight published books include two prize-winning volumes on biblical narrative and poetry and award-winning translations of Genesis and of the Five Books of Moses. His completed translation of the Hebrew Bible with a commentary was published in 2018 in a three-volume set. Necessary Angels - Tradition and Modernity in Kafka, Benjamin and Scholemexplains the radiance created by the association of three modern masters: Franz Kafka, Walter Benjamin, and Gershom Scholem. Alter’s focus on the force of memory on these three great modernists shows that a complete break with tradition is not essential to modernism. Necessary Angels itself continues the necessary discovery of the future in the past. Necessary Angels: Tradition and Modernity in Kafka, Benjamin and Scholem will be published in Swedish in spring 2023 by bokförlaget Faethon.
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