Monika Zgustova: Goya’s Glass Mon, Nov 19 at 6:30pm

November 19, 2012 at 6:30 PM

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Reading and Talk Threee extraordinary women in three centuries: The Duchess of Alba, known as Goya’s muse, in times of Inquisition, the Czech writer Bozena Nemcova, member of the national Enlightenment movement in Austro-Hungary, and the Russian writer Nina Berberova who escapes persecution during the Russian Revolution.

Our Board member, Vit Horejsi (Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theater) will join Monika Zgustova at the book reading. It will be followed by a conversation with Katerina Liskova, PhD. Gender Studies Visiting Scholar at Columbia University.

Zgustova has published seven books, including novels, short stories, a play, and a biography. In 2004, she published biography of Bohumil Hrabal. Her translations from the Czech into both Spanish and Catalan, which include ten works by Bohumil Hrabal, Vaclav Havel, Jaroslav Hasek and Milan Kundera, have made her a key figure in the introduction of major Czech 20th century fiction into Spain. Zgustova received the Gratias Agit Prize from the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs.