Steve Stern Reading

Thursday, April 03, 2014
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Palamountain Hall Davis Auditorium
Event Type
Reading
Contact
580-5150
Department
English

A Skidmore faculty member since 1988, Stern is known for creating colorful characters that mine "the rich terrain of Eastern European Jewry," according to Fernanda Eberstadt of The New York Times (March 20, 2005). Stern's writing offers "a rollicking compendium of myth and historical tidbits, of dybbuks, wonder-working rebbes, and clandestine prayer houses where lapsed Talmud students meditate on the holy letters of God's name until they levitate," she added.

His most recent novel, The Frozen Rabbi (2010, Algonquin Books), is an "epic novel" that provides "a wildly entertaining yet deeply thoughtful look at the burdens inherent in handing down traditions from one generation to the next," according to the publisher’s web site.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the English Department.

 

 

 

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