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TBABooks@Night

October 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Free – $2

Temple Beth Abraham’s Evening Book

Two Graphic Novels:

“A Con­tract with God: And Oth­er Ten­e­ment Stories” by Will Eisner
Originally published in 1978, the book is described as a col­lec­tion of four short sto­ries based on Eisner’s child­hood mem­o­ries. An inti­mate por­trait of immi­grant life in the 1930s Bronx, it is an homage to a vanished world — not a glo­ri­fied past, how­ev­er, but a past with all its faults and ugli­ness. The trag­ic main charac­ters are all des­tined to fail, and each sto­ry presents a sur­pris­ing twist at the end.

“The Flying Couch” by Amy Kurzweil
Described as a third generation Holocaust novel, the Jewish Book council calls it, an extra­or­di­nary tapestry woven from both painful and uproar­i­ous fam­i­ly sto­ries, dream­scapes, and oth­er sur­re­al flights of fan­cy (such as sequences in which the patri­arch Jacob, Freud, and Her­zl appear before the young artist with their incom­pat­i­ble agen­das) and poignant episodes from Amy’s own Bildungsroman.

Moderated discussion

$2.00 suggested donation per guest.

Details

Date:
October 29, 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free – $2
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Website:
http://tba-ny.org/about-tba/temple-committees/adult-education-classes/

Organizer

Temple Beth Abraham
Phone:
914-631-1770
Email:
info@tba-ny.org
Website:
www.tba-ny.org

Venue

Temple Beth Abraham
25 Leroy Avenue
Tarrytown, NY 10591 United States
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Phone:
914-631-1770
Website:
http://tba-ny.org/