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Monika Zgustova

Introduces her book GOYA’s GLASS 19 November, 2012 - 6:29 PM

GOYA’s GLASS

Published by Feminist Press CUNY in 2012.
Three women in three centuries: the Duchess of Alba, known as Goya's muse, in times of Inquisition, the Czech writer Božena Němcová, member of the national Enlightenment movement in Austro-Hungary, and the Russian writer Nina Berberova who escaped persecution during the Russian Revolution.

“Monika Zgustová's concerns are close to my own: the fate of the individual in the hands of totalitarianism. She is an outstanding writer, whose fiction invokes the politics and culture of people throughout history."  −Václav Havel

"Three centuries, three solitudes, three unbridled passions, three indomitable women—Monika Zgustova is a born storyteller. Goya's Glass is a magnificent achievement." —Josef Škvorecký
In cooperation with the Czech Center and  the 9th New Literature from Europe Festival

 Mon, Nov 19 at 6:30pm
 
 Reading will be followed by a conversation with the author moderated by Kateřina Lišková, PhD

Visiting Scholar at Columbia University (2012/13) and  professor of Gender Studies at Masaryk University, Czech Republic
 
RSVP: newyork@svu2000.org

Based in Barcelona, Zgustová has published seven books, including novels, short stories, a play and a biography. Her novel Silent Woman was nominated for the National Award for the Novel, given by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. Her play just opened in Barcelona.

She has translated more than fifty books of Russian and Czech fiction and poetry into both Spanish and Catalan (incl.Dostoevsky, Babel, Akhmatova and Tsvetaeva). Her translations from the Czech, which include ten works by Bohumil Hrabal and Václav Havel, Jaroslav Hašek and Milan Kundera, have made her a key figure in the introduction of major Czech 20th century fiction into Spain.

 

 
 


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