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Archive for April 5th, 2012

New American Haggadah

With Jonathan Safran Foer, Nathan Englander and Daniel Handler

In conversation with Nathaniel Deutsch

The Haggadah—the sacred story of the Jews’ exodus from Egypt—has been read around the Seder table as part of the Jewish celebration of Passover for hundreds of years. Now, Jonathan Safran Foer (Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close) orchestrates a new way of experiencing and understanding this text. His unique and absorbing rendition is beautifully designed and illustrated by the acclaimed Israeli artist and calligrapher Oded Ezer with a new translation by Nathan Englander (For the Relief of Unbearable Urges), and brings together some of the pre-eminent voices of our time with provocative commentary by major Jewish writers and thinkers, including Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), Nathaniel Deutsch, Jeffrey Goldberg and Rebecca Newberger Goldstein.

Miranda July

In conversation with Peter Stein

The idiosyncratic writer, filmmaker and performance artist is best known for her quirky films Me and You and Everyone We Know and most recently The Future. Her latest book It Chooses You explores the richness of people’s lives through their personal items found on sale in classified ads.