CANCELLED - 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

**This event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule in the coming months.**

There will be a discussion with Jessica Kirzane, translator of Diary of a Lonely Girl, or The Battle against Free Love by Miriam Karpilove. 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.

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