Join George Henson, translator of the late Mexican master Sergio Pitol’s “Trilogy of Memory” and forthcoming Mephisto’s Waltz: Selected Short Stories, for a special one-night only “book club” style talk on Pitol and his works, with a particular emphasis on The Magician of Vienna.
You don’t want to miss this chance to get a glimpse into the creative tour-de-force that was Pitol, who Valeria Luiselli, renowned author of Faces in the Crowd, says “is probably one of Mexico’s most culturally complex and composite writers. He is certainly the strangest, most unfathomable and eccentric. . . . It isn’t easy to explain the reason why Pitol’s imagination takes hold of his readers. Perhaps it is the way he’s able to delicately tap into the most disturbing layers of reality and turn our conception of what is normal inside out. Perhaps it’s because he’s always telling a deeper, sadder, more disquieting story while pretending to narrate another. Or perhaps it is merely that strange gift which very few possess: a voice that reverberates beyond the margins of his books.”
The talk is free and open to the public! We’ll see you there!