NYRB Classics 20th Anniversary Celebration
September 19, 2019, 7:30 PM
Murmrr Lit is proud to welcome NYRB Classics to celebrate their 20th anniversary, with readings from their new collection, The Red Thread, drinks, and dancing. Readers include Meg Wolitzer, Amit Chaudhuri, Deborah Eisenberg, Paul Giammati, Jeffrey Eugenides, and more. RSVP here!
In Greek mythology, Ariadne gave Theseus a ball of red thread to guide him through the labyrinth, and The Red Thread offers a path through and a way to explore the ins and outs and twists and turns of the celebrated NYRB Classics series, now twenty years old. The NYRB Classics series is known for translating great books from throughout the ages and all over the world; for rediscovering neglected geniuses such as Eve Babitz, Sylvia Townsend Warner, and John Williams; and for its wide-ranging eclecticism.
The series ranges across time and space and through multiple literary genres, from the novel and the short story to memoirs, diaries, essays personal and impersonal, works of history, philosophy, and criticism, poems and polemics and how-to books. This selection of stories, chapters, essays, poems, reflections, remembrances, and sundry other literary illuminations has been made by the founder and editor of the series, Edwin Frank, to suggest something of its unique range and encapsulate the idea that writing that is truly alive may turn up anywhere.
"A small publisher that is a national treasure, responsible as they are for republishing or translating so many of the most astonishing books over the last two decades."
—The New York Times
The NYRB Classics series is dedicated to publishing an eclectic mix of fiction and non-fiction from different eras and times and of various sorts. The series includes nineteenth century novels and experimental novels, reportage and belles lettres, tell-all memoirs and learned studies, established classics and cult favorites, literature high, low, unsuspected, and unheard of. NYRB Classics are, to a large degree, discoveries, the kind of books that people typically run into outside of the classroom and then remember for life.
This is an official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event.