Monday, April 16, 2012 at 7:30PM
Greenlight Bookstore – New York, NY
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 7:00PM
192 Books – New York, NY
Translator Damion Searls will read from and discuss his English translation of Amsterdam Stories.
Amsterdam Stories is the first English-language translation of the Dutch writer Nescio, a writer whose growing reputation and cult readership have marked him as a figure in world literature. Nescio’s stories are inhabited by wastrels and charmers, the young and the no-longer-young, the bourgeois and the bohemian. He is a great stylist, capturing the mercantile city of Amsterdam and its bucolic surrounding countryside with equal vitality.
Damion Searls is a writer and a translator of many classic twentieth-century authors, including Proust, Rilke, Robert Walser, Ingeborg Bachmann, and Thomas Bernhard.