Kathleen Spivack: Unspeakable Things
Tuesday, August 21
Kathleen Spivack is the author of ten published book: poetry and prose, (Doubleday, Graywolf, Knopf etc). Join Kathleen Spivack for a reading and book lecture in the Library’s Marc Jacobs Reading Room on Tuesday, August 21 at 6:00 pm.
Spivack will discuss her novel Unspeakable Things, a novel that centers on European refugees in New York City, struggling to survive during the last years of the Second World War. Unspeakable Things is a strange, haunting, exhilarating debut novel about survival and love in all its forms; about sexual awakenings and dark secrets, about European refugees intellectuals who’ve fled Hitler’s armies with dreams intact and who have come to an elusive new (American) “cando, will-do” world that they cannot seem to find. The novel is steeped in surreal storytelling and beautiful music that transports its half-broken souls – and us – to another realm of the senses.
Kathleen Spivack is an award-winning poet. She has had residencies at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, and the American Academy in Rome, and has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fulbright Commission. She teaches in Boston and Paris.