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7:00 pm EST
October 3, 2022


Madness and Society (Virtual International Stage)

What forces—both internal and external—cause a mind to dangerously fray and unravel? For the groundbreaking scientists in Chilean author Benjamin Labatut’s When We Cease to Understand the World (translated by Adrian Nathan West), knowledge comes at a high cost. In Brazilian writer Beatriz Bracher’s Antonio (translated by Adam Morris), meanwhile, social constraints and family secrets combine to doom an idealistic, wayward son to madness; and in Catalan poet Eva Baltasar’s debut novel, Permafrost (translated by Julia Sanches), a fiercely independent woman’s search for personal freedom nearly drives her over the edge. Moderated by author and translator Adrian Nathan West. Co-presented with the Nashville/Southern Festival of Books.

This event is made possible with support through the Cultural Immigrant Initiative, a program of the New York City Council.

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