NCJW at Beyond The Book
Date(s) - Thu, Nov 3, 2016
On November 3, 2016 at 7pm, NCJW is co-sponsoring an event with Beyond the Book, the Austin Jewish Book Fair. Author Alan Robert Ginsburg will be discussing his book The Salome Ensemble: Rose Pastor Stokes, Anzia Yezierska, Sonya Levien, and Jetta Goudal.
“In 1920’s New York City, four Jewish immigrants would come together to create a popular novel and the Hollywood movie “Salome of the Tenements.” Mentor, novelist, screenwriter, and actress, they escaped the squalor of sweatshops to achieve success in politics, fashion, literature, and film. The Salome Ensemble written by Alan Ginsberg is a “thoroughly absorbing work of cultural and feminist history that restores to vivid life the lives and intertwined careers of four compelling and indomitable women,who made their way through the ‘bewilderness’ of the United States at the start of the last century. Rose Pastor Stokes, Anzia Yezierska, Sonya Levien, and Jetta Goudal lived in a country churning with labor agitation, feminism, immigration, experimental literature, and the birth of Hollywood. Experiencing modernity in full, they represented that experience in fiction and film. In the process, they not only forged new identities as independent Jewish American women but also helped redefine what it meant to be an American.” (Taken from amazon.com)
Alan Robert Ginsberg is the author of The Salome Ensemble: Rose Pastor Stokes, Anzia Yezierska, Sonya Levien, and Jetta Goudal, published in April 2016 by Syracuse University Press. He is a visiting scholar and board member at the Center for American Studies at Columbia University. He has contributed as a freelance writer to periodicals including the Columbia Journalism Review, worked as a research analyst in financial institutions in New York, Los Angeles, and London, and served as in-house counsel and program director at a nongovernmental organization at the United Nations in New York promoting women’s rights in developing countries. (MA, American Studies, Columbia University; JD, Boston University School of Law; BA, English and General Literature, Binghamton University)
Join us for this very special event! For more information about all book fair events, please visit http://www.jewishbookfair.org/.