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Date: Jul 02, 2007
Sex and Love in Jewish Literature
Hofstra Library offers "Your Heart's Desire," a fall series of readings and discussions of modern Jewish fictionHofstra University, Hempstead, NY – Phillip Roth’s “Portnoy’s Complaint” will kick off a reading and discussion series at Hofstra University this fall that looks at love and desire in modern Jewish fiction.
“Your Heart’s Desire; Sex and Love in Jewish Literature” is presented by the Hofstra University Library with a grant provided by the American Library Association and Nextbook and will consist of discussions on five books during the fall semester. The books and discussion dates are:
- “Portnoy’s Complaint” by Philip Roth – Sept. 18, 2007, 7 p.m.
- “The Little Disturbances of Man” by Grace Paley – Oct. 9, 2007, 7 p.m.
- “A Simple Story” by S.Y. Agnon – Oct. 30, 2007, 7 p.m.
- “The Lover” by A.B. Yehoshua, Nov. 13, 2007, 7 p.m.
- “The Mind-Body Problem” by Rebecca Goldstein, Dec, 4, 2007, 7 p.m.
The discussions will be led by Prof. Adam Rovner of Hofstra’s Department of Comparative Literature. The series is directed by Prof. Alan Bailin of the Hofstra University Library.
The discussion series is free and open to the public.
Participants can register for all or selected discussions by calling (516) 463-6532, or online at www.hofstra.edu/jewishliterature.
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