Humanities Event

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Monday, May 21, 2018 7:00 PM
Mass Humanities and Harvard Book Store welcome acclaimed translators LISA HAYDEN and LUKE LEAFGREN for a discussion of their latest works of translation, "The Aviator" by Eugene Vodolazkin and "The Baghdad Clock" by Shahad Al Rawi. "The Aviator" builds a vivid picture of a young man's life in Russia in the early twentieth century, living through the turbulence of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath--before subverting expectations. "The Baghdad Clock" tells the story of two Iraqi girls that become best friends during the first Gulf War. As they grow older and the bombs continue to fall, the international sanctions bite and friends begin to flee the country, the girls must face the fact that their lives will never be the same again.