Our Literary Circle discusses a different book each month. You can drop by regularly or you can join us for only one evening. Mark Olival-Bartley leads the discussion.

"A Manual for Cleaning Women" by Lucia Berlin

Literary Circle / The session will be held online / Contact bibliothek@amerikahaus.de to get more information

Please note: The session will be held online. Register at bibliothek@amerikahaus.de

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Melding wit with melancholy, Berlin’s art distils miracles from the gatherings of everyday women—whom, though lost, are also strong, clever, and, though fictive, utterly real. They embody the ennui of the wayward Christians and inveterate hitchhikers who populate the cafeterias and self-service laundries of the American Southwest, navigating their workaday worlds of jockeys, doctors, and switchboard operators, where they laugh, and they mourn, and they drink. Berlin remains a highly influential writer, and this remarkable collection from a master of the form is not to be missed.


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Organizers: Amerikahaus Verein, Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations



(Photo: A Manual for Cleaning Women © M. Olival-Bartley)


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