March 20, 7:30 pm
Presidential Ballroom, 3rd Floor, Faculty House
64 Morningside Dr, north of 116th st
New York, NY 10027
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In his remarkable memoir, The Patagonian Hare, newly translated into English, Claude Lanzmann offers a visionary testimonial of his own life and of eighty years of contemporary history. Born to a Jewish family in Paris in 1925, Lanzmann hid with his family in wartime France and joined the communist Resistance as a teenager. After the Liberation, he studied philosophy at the Sorbonne and met Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. Lanzmann recalls his seven-year love affair with the older de Beauvoir and his role as the editor of Les Temps Modernes. His memoir also recounts his discovery of Israel shortly after the war and the making of his masterpiece, Shoah, including harrowing interviews with former Nazis filmed with artfully hidden cameras. The Patagonian Hare, a critically acclaimed bestseller in France in 2009, is published this month in the U.S. by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Charlie Rose is an acclaimed interviewer and broadcast journalist who engages the best thinkers and newsmakers in interviews and roundtable discussions. His interview with Claude Lanzmann will air on Charlie Rose on PBS.
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