THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO ILLNESS
Israeli author A.B. Yehoshua, author of the recently released The Retrospective, will discuss his new work in a lecture entitled “The Ethics of Aesthetics: Looking Back, Looking Ahead,” on Wed., March 13, 5:30 p.m. at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, first-floor screening room (53 Washington Square South [betw. Thompson and Sullivan Sts.]).
The lecture, sponsored by NYU’s Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and NYU’s Taub Center for Israel Studies, is free and open to the public. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.998.8981. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or email@example.com. Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).
One of Israel’s preeminent writers, Yehoshua is the author of Mr. Mani, Five Seasons, A Journey to the End of the Millennium, The Liberated Bride, and A Woman in Jerusalem, among others. Yehoshua’s novels have been translated into 28 languages and several were performed on the screen and the stage.
The Retrospective, which won the 2012 Prix Médicis étranger, France’s top literary prize for translated fiction, centers on the life of an Israeli film director who reflects on his life in the arts and among his fellow artists—and especially upon his life-long struggle balancing artistic integrity with moral commitment. The novel, set in present-day Spain and Israel, is a blend of ideas—about religion and art, youth and age, and the anxiety of influence.