Fri, October 27, | From 6:00 pm
By Ann Goldstein
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 at 6pm
Where: Wassermann Projects
3434 Russell St #502, Detroit, MI 48207
Free and Open to the Public. Registration required by October 25th.
Registration open until filled.
Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels, published in English between 2011 and 2015, tell the story, in sometimes excruciating psychological detail, of the sixty-year friendship between two girls from a crumbling, violent neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. The books became best-sellers in America and England, and because the author had decided to remain anonymous, the translator, Ann Goldstein, became prominent in an unusual way. Goldstein, will talk about the novels, the pseudonymous author, and the process of translating the books.
Ann Goldstein is a former editor at The New Yorker. She has translated works by, among others, Primo Levi, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Italo Calvino, and is the editor of the Complete Works of Primo Levi in English. She has been the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and awards from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her translation of Elena Ferrante’s The Story of the Lost Child was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize.
Organized under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic, the Consulate of Italy in Detroit, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan, in collaboration with the Italian Program in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Wayne State University, with the support of the Federazione Abruzzese del Michigan, the Italian American Cultural Society, the Italian American Club of Livonia Charitable Foundation (IACLCF), and the NOI Foundation.