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Jonathan Lethem on Italo Calvino



Jonathan Lethem on Italo Calvino







Sunday December 4, 2016
07:00 pm

In 1984, Italo Calvino was invited to give the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard University. Before his death he was able to complete five of the six planned lectures on the imaginative possibilities of language and literature. The lectures, collected as Six Memos for the Next Millennium, are now available in a celebrated new translation by Geoffrey Brock.

We're thrilled to welcome NBCC Award-winner and MacArthur Fellow Jonathan Lethem (Dissident Gardens, Chronic City, The Fortress of Solitude, Motherless Brooklyn and A Gambler's Anatomy) who will present his thoughts about the first lecture in Six Memos..., 'Lightness,' and discuss the profound effect Calvino's work had on his writing practice.

This event is in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute of New York and Giovanna Calvino.

*This event will take place at the Brooklyn Historical Society Great Hall

For more info, visit: Jonathan Lethem on Italo Calvino