Jessica Kirzane - "Diary of a Lonely Girl, or The Battle against Free Love" - Miriam Karpilove

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Jessica Kirzane

There will be a discussion with Jessica Kirzane, translator of Diary of a Lonely Girl, or The Battle against Free Love by Miriam Karpilove. She will be joined in conversation by Anita Norich. A Q&A and signing will follow the event.

At the Co-op

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This evening is being co-presented by the Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies, Department of Germanic Studies.

About the Book: From the perch of a diarist writing in first person about her own love life, Karpilove's Yiddish novel of immigrant life told from the perspective of a woman offers a raw personal criticism of radical leftist immigrant youth culture in early twentieth century New York.

About the Author: Miriam Karpilove (1888–1956) published dramas, criticism, sketches, short stories, and novellas in a variety of prominent Yiddish periodicals during her fifty-year career. She was a member of the Forverts staff, publishing seven novels and numerous works of short fiction in that paper between 1929 and 1937.

About the Translator: Jessica Kirzane is the lecturer in Yiddish at the University of Chicago and the editor in chief of In Geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies.

About the Interlocutor: Anita Norich is the Tikva Frymer-Kensky Collegiate Professor of English and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. She is the author of many books, including Writing in Tongues: Yiddish Translation in the Twentieth Century (University of Washington Press, 2013), Discovering Exile: Yiddish and Jewish American Culture During the Holocaust (Stanford University Press, 2007) and The Homeless Imagination in the Fiction of Israel Joshua Singer (Indiana University Press, 1991). Her most recently published book is a translation of Kadya Molodovsky's novel A Jewish Refugee in New York: Rivke Zilberg's Journal (Indiana University Press, 2019).

Event Location: 
Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637