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Robert Abzug, Director CLA 2.402, 305 E 23rd St B3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-475-6178

Heaven and Its Discontents: Spiritual Dramas of the Talmud

Wed, November 16, 2011 • 12:00 PM • Texas Hillel


Prize-winning novelist Joseph Skibell will discuss his recent work on the tales in the Talmud. Little known and underappreciated, these stories form a second narrative, a grand tragedy, within the legal discourse of the Talmud.

Joseph Skibell is the author of three prize-winning novels, including A Blessing on the Moon and A Curable Romantic. He is an associate professor of English at Emory University and the director of the Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature. His work has been translated into many languages, most recently Ido and Chinese. He is a visiting professor at the Michener Center for Writers this semester.

Sponsored by: The Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies & Texas Hillel

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