Péter Nádas in Conversation with Daniel Mendelsohn
May 2 | CUNY Graduate Center | NYC
When the Hungarian censors finally consented to the publication of Péter Nádas’ A Book of Memories, it was compared to the work of Marcel Proust and Thomas Mann. After its translation into English—more than a decade later—Susan Sontag called it “the greatest novel written in our time, and one of the great books of the century.” Péter Nádas joins us today to talk about the huge scope of his work, nationalism, memory, personal responsibility and history with award-winning author of The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million, Daniel Mendelsohn. Kira Brunner Don will introduce the conversation.
Cosponsored by the Martin E. Segal Theatre, The Graduate Center, CUNY and the Hungarian Cultural Center