Event Venue:Russian Bookstore No. 21
174 Fifth Ave (between 22nd and 23rd St)
Event Date:April 20, 2010
Presentation of her memoir "The Eyes Are the Same"
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 7 PM
A presentation of Susan Gold's memoir The Eyes Are the Same about childhood in Poland and Ukraine during the WWII as seen through a child's eyes. It invites a multinational audience to learn more about our collective history in order to strengthen tolerance, knowledge and mutual understanding. Language(s) spoken: English.
Uprootedness and exile are among the central literary subjects of our time. Ms. Gold will present personal insights about coming out of war-torn Europe as a child, and trying to understand the new, alien world with no familiar references. She will discuss alienation, marginalization, acculturation and bi-cultural identity. She will also read short fragments from her memoir about her immigration to America, the upwardly mobile and competitive "land of milk and honey."
Please join us for an evening of interesting presentation with discussions to follow.