Just three months after its founding, the Bridge Series seems to have established itself as the premiere translation-themed reading and discussion series in New York. So far, organizers Bill Martin and Sal Robinson have brought us evenings devoted to Spanish and Greek literature as well as an afternoon session on Robert Walser featuring Christopher Middleton and me. Up next is an Italian Bridge with Michael Moore (Quiet Chaos by Sandro Veronesi, The Day Before Happiness by Erri De Luca, and The Drowned and the Saved by Primo Levi) and Patrick Barron (Selected Poetry and Prose of Andrea Zanzotto and Italian Environmental Literature: An Anthology). It will also serve as a launch event for Chicago Review‘s “New Italian Writing” issue, due out later this month.
The Bridge will be held at its usual venue, McNally Jackson Books, at 52 Prince Street. Wednesday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m..