Centre for Jewish Studies hosts event to launch book on H. G. Alder

The Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies at York University presents a book launch for H. G. Adler – Life, Literature, Legacy on April 14 at 5pm.

Adler CJN adThe books editors are York Professors Sara Horowitz of the Centre for Jewish Studies, Julia Creet from the Department of English, and donor and Centre for Jewish Studies Research Associate Amira Bojadzija-Dan.

H. G. Adler – Life, Literature, Legacy is the first collection of essays in English dedicated to the life and work of German-language author H. G. Adler. Among the international scholars of German, Jewish, and Holocaust literature and history who reveal the range of Adler’s legacy across genres are Adler’s son, Jeremy Adler, and Peter Filkins, translator of Adler’s trilogy: The Journey, Panorama, and The Wall.

Together, the essays examine Adler’s writing in relation to his life, especially his memory as a survivor of the Nazi death camps and his posthumous recognition for having produced a Gesamtkunstwerk, an aesthetic synthesis of the Shoah.

The event takes place in Kaneff Tower, 7th floor and registrations can be made through cjs@yorku.ca or by call 416-736-5823. Refreshments will be served.