Tag Archive: Literature

Book Discussion: Joseph Roth, a Life in Letters

Joseph Roth on a train platform in France, 1926

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 6:30 pm A panel including translator Michael Hoffmann Robert Weil, New Yorker fiction editor Willing Davidson, the author and record producer Anthony Heilbut, and author Fran Lebowitz discuss one of the greatest voices in 20th century German literature.

Lecture: A Rare Conversation with Nobel Laureate Elfriede Jelinek

Elfriede Jelinek

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and Leo Baeck Institute will present a lecture by scholar Gitta Honegger on the 2004 Nobel Laureate Elfriede Jelinek’s recent, internationally acclaimed play Rechnitz. The evening will feature a rare and exclusive video conversation with the 2004 Nobel Laureate Elfriede Jelinek.

“The Art of the Book” at the German Ambassador’s Residence

Levin Kipnis  Alef-bet  Drawings by Ze’ev Raban  Berlin, 1923

The LBI exhibit “The Art of the Book” covers centuries of contributions by German Jews to literary culture.  The “people of the book” have shaped the culture of the written word not just as authors, but also as collectors, designers, and illustrators.  Although the exhibit is at the German Ambassador’s residence and not currently open…

“The Art of the Book” Presents LBI Collections on Jewish Book Art at German Ambassador’s Residence

Renata Stein and Klaus Scharioth

As part of the Leo Baeck Institute’s ongoing cooperation with the German Embassy in Washington, DC, Ambassador Klaus Scharioth opened the third exhibition in his residence featuring objects from LBI collections. “The Art of the Book” is devoted to the contributions of Jewish writers, illustrators, designers, publishers and collectors to literature and learning in Germany.