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.