Next Week in NYC: Chaim Grade Symposium
Just learned about this via a Center for Jewish History e-newsletter:
YIVO Institute for Jewish research presents:
Chaim Grade Memorial on the 100th Anniversary of his Birth
4:30pm | Screening of the film The Quarrel
6:30pm | Symposium
On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Chaim Grade, one of the great Yiddish poets and novelists of the 20th century, Ruth Wisse will discuss Grade’s works; Allan Nadler will discuss the milieu that Grade grew up in; Jonathan Brent will describe his recent experience examining Grade’s library and papers; and recorded remarks by Curt Leviant will be shown. The symposium will be preceded at 4:30 pm by a screening of the English-language film The Quarrel (Canada, 1991) based on Grade’s story “My Quarrel with Hersh Rasseyner.” An exhibition of Grade’s books, manuscripts, and letters from the YIVO archives and library will be on display.
Admission: Free, RSVP to www.yivo.org/reservations or 917-606-8290