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Meet the Author: Michal Govrin
Hold On to the Sun
Writing and Unholy Redemption
Wednesday, October 26th
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
Free and open to the public.
Light refreshments served.
Parking available in Theater Lot.
Acclaimed Israeli author Michal Govrin spoke about her newly translated book "Hold on to the Sun" and offer the opportunity for audience questions and book-signing.
About the book: In this portrait of the artist as a young woman, Michal Govrin offers a kaleidoscope of stories and essays. Populated by mysterious and real people, each tale is in some way a search for meaning in a post-Holocaust world. Characters irrationally and humanely find reason for hope in a world that offers little. Essays describe Govrin's visits to Poland, where her mother had survived a death camp, as a young adult. In a multiplicity of voices, the haunting stories capture the depths of denial and the exuberance of youth, raising an image of a world utterly different from the one we know.
Hold on the Sun is part of the Reuben/Rifkin Jewish Women Writers Series: a joint project of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute and the Feminist Press.
About the author: Michal Govrin is one of Israel’s most important writers. Selected in 2010 by the Salon du Livre of Paris as one of the most influential writers of the past thirty years, she has published ten works of poetry, fiction, and essays. She has collaborated with artist Liliane Klapish and philosopher Jacques Derrida, and has received the Kugel Literary Prize for her novel The Name.
This program is cosponsored by the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute and The Hebrew Language Program.