Henry Roth Centennial Celebration
The New York Public Library 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue
New York City
'Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Henry Roth (1906-2006)'. The life and work of noted American novelist, Henry Roth, recognized for his Call it Sleep (1934), and Mercy of a Rude Stream (1993-1997), will be honored during a centennial celebration sponsored by the American Jewish Historical Society, which houses the Henry Roth Archives, the New York Public Library, and City College, Roth's alma mater.
Discussions and live readings will be presented by two panels of distinguished professors, writers, critics, and literary notables, including Roth's son and his long-time publisher.Featured speakers include: Mark Mirsky, novelist and CCNY professor. Steve Kellman, a professor of English (University of Texas, El Paso) and author of a new Henry Roth biography. Author, Morris Dickstein, a distinguished professor of English at Queens college. New York Times contributor, and critic and novelist, Daphne Merkin, among others. New York Public Library, 42nd St. Fifth Ave., NYC. Free. Open to the public. Pre-registration requested. Contact email@example.com or call 212-930-0601. For schedule information, visit www.ajhs.org.
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