Panel and Book Launch / “Plot,” with Tirdad Zolghadr, Richard Sieburth, and D. Graham Burnett
Date: Thursday, 20 September 2012, 7–9 pm Location: Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn (map and directions here) FREE. No RSVP necessary
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Please join us to celebrate the publication of Tirdad Zolghadr’s book Plot (Sternberg Press).
Zolghadr's new novella, which depicts the political abduction of one “Sergeant Jim” in 2016, is in part structured by a series of idiosyncratic lists. For the New York launch of the book, Zolghadr will be joined by Richard Sieburth and D. Graham Burnett for a conversation about lists and their relationship to language, literary forms, and techniques of self-organization. A Q&A will follow and, naturally, drinks will be served.
Signed copies of the book will also be available for purchase.
ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS Tirdad Zolghadr is a writer and curator. He teaches at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.
Richard Sieburth is professor of French and Comparative Literature at New York University. He is the editor of Ezra Pound: Poems and Translations (Library of America, 2003), and the translator of books by authors including Gérard de Nerval, Walter Benjamin, and Friedrich Hölderlin.
D. Graham Burnett is an editor at Cabinet and a professor of history at Princeton University. His most recent book is The Sounding of the Whale (University of Chicago Press, 2012).
Beer for this event has been lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery.
Cabinet is a non-profit organization supported by the Lambent Foundation, the Orphiflamme Foundation, the New York Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Katchadourian Family Foundation, Goldman Sachs Gives, the Danielson Foundation, and many generous individuals. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation by visiting here.