Lydia Davis Lecture in SF, Cheap to Rumpus Readers


Our friends over at the Center for the Art of Translation are extending a special offer to San Francisco Rumpus fans to see Lydia Davis at the Verdi Club next Wednesday, at a large discount.

Davis probably needs no introduction here. She’s an insouciant tactician of the English language — a writer of extraordinary short stories (and, lately, a book about cows) — but also one of the most interesting of contemporary translators. In 2003 her translation of Proust’s Swann’s Way made a stir, and this year she has returned with a hugely acclaimed translation of that classic of stifled lives and stifled sex, Madame Bovary.

For a link to tickets and the special discount code, please click through to the rest of this post.

The normal ticket price is $15, but if you order tickets here and type “RUMPUS_RULES” (no quotes, all CAPS) into the discount box on the site, you will get a ticket for only $10.

And be sure to spend the $5 you will save on the ticket at the Verdi Club’s fantastic bar!

Jeremy Hatch is a writer, musician, and professional bookseller leading a cheerful, aimless life in San Francisco. He is the Junior Literary Editor of the Rumpus and has a blog which he updates once in a while. More from this author →