Join our newest Antigone Book Group!
Join us for drinks and discussion at the atmospheric Royal Room. This group has a new theme each month. Discussions take place third Thursdays at 6:00pm just a short walk from Antigone Books at the Royal Room (on the Northeast corner of 6th St. & 6th Ave.).
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Discussion on Thursday, September 20 at 6:00pm at The Royal Room.
This month's topic is Recently Translated Fiction.
Please join us at the Royal Room (on the Northeast corner of 6th St. & 6th Ave.) on Thursday, September 20th at 6pm to discuss the Chilean literary thriller, In the Distance With You by Carla Guelfenbien (Other Press, 17.95).“Guelfenbein’s elegantly structured, psychologically astute novel moves with the urgency of a detective novel, but its real mysteries turn on questions of authorship, reading, interpretation, and the strange power of fiction to enter the speechless realm of human erotic desire.” —Siri Hustvedt, author of The Blazing World“Three figures gather around the comatose body of a legendary Latin American writer, trying—in different ways and before it’s too late—to unveil the dying woman’s secrets. In the Distance with You, Carla Guelfenbein has created a truly thrilling book about books, a novel about the spell great writers cast on either side of the grave.” —Benjamin Moser, author of Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector
Discussion on Thursday, October 18 at 6:00pm at the Royal Room."Her Body and Other Parties, by Carmen Maria Machado, is a love letter to an obstinate genre that won't be gentrified. It's a wild thing, this book, covered in sequins and scales, blazing with the influence of fabulists from Angela Carter to Kelly Link and Helen Oyeyemi, and borrowing from science fiction, queer theory and horror. . . . Not since Karen Russell's St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, in 2006, has a debut collection of short stories from a relatively unknown author garnered such attention, or deserved it more."—Parul Sehgal, The New York Times