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W.: A Novel — Book Talk with Steve Sem-Sandberg & Saskia Vogel
On September 21, August Prize-winning Swedish novelist Steve Sem-Sandberg & translator Saskia Vogel join us for a virtual discussion on W. A Novel, out on June 28 from The Overlook Press! They’ll discuss the writing and translation of this new literary literary reimagining of one of modern literature’s touchstone texts — the play Woyzeck— hailed as a “sharp and hypersensitive novel about abandonment and violence…a fantastic, spellbinding, and terrifying book” (Dagens Nyheter).

Considered the first modern drama and based on true events, Woyzeck tells the story of a loyal soldier and survivor of the Napoleonic Wars who, in a fit of jealous rage, kills the woman he loves, written in 1836 by Georg Büchner and unfinished at his death at just 23 years old. Sem-Sandberg’s W grippingly recounts the lovers’ relationship, the murder case, and the execution, unfolding as the soldier W. struggles to recount the events of his life. He grasps at understanding and experiences feelings of time and timelessness; he finds patterns and repetitions, but these are of no interest to those determining his fate. W. tells a ruthless, moving, and utterly relevant story of a soldier fighting to make something of the life given to him.

Please share audience questions in the Q&A or send them in advance to info@amscan.org. Select questions will be chosen for a Q&A following the conversation.​

Sep 21, 2022 02:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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