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Goethe Pop Up Book Club: Liana Finck's A Bintel Brief

Join the Pop Up May book club meeting online! Simply send an email to and receive the Zoom access code. Let's keep reading and sharing experiences with the material! ‚Äč

The Book Club is free and open to everyone interested, but participants must purchase the individual texts themselves and are expected to have read the title to be discussed prior to the meeting.

This month the book club is exploring the Germanic-language world with Liana Finck's graphic book A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York. A Bintel Brief ("A Bundle of Letters") was the enormously popular advice column of the Yiddish newspaper The Forward. Finck has illustrated these letters, written by Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrants, that convey the confusion and hope of immigration and integration in turn-of-the-century New York.

This book is available only in English; the discussion will be held in English.

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