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    Conversations with...Gary Shteyngart

    Friday, April 19, 2013
    7:30 PM

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute continues its popular "Conversations with...." series and is pleased to present Dr. Lois Oppenheim in discussion with acclaimed writer Gary Shteyngart who will reflect on his creative process and career.

    A book signing will follow.

    $25 General Admission
    $15 for NYPSI Analyst Members
    $10 for Students with a valid ID & NYPSI Trainees

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
    247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
    The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


    GARY SHTEYNGART was born in Leningrad in 1972 and emigrated to the United States in 1979 with his parents. His most recent novel Super Sad True Love Story was an instant New York Times bestseller and was named to over 40 "Best Books of the Year" lists including NPR's Fresh Air, the New York Times, Washington Post, and O Magazine.

    Shteyngart's first novel, The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, won the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction. It was also named a New York Times Notable Book, and a best book of the year by The Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly. His second novel, Absurdistan, was a national bestseller, and was named one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review and Time magazine, and was named a best book of the year by The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune and Seattle Times.

    Shteyngart's novels have been translated into 24 languages around the world, and his fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, GQ, Travel & Leisure, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, and many other publications. He lives in New York City and was named a Granta Best Young American Novelists and a New Yorker “Best Writer Under 40.”

    DR. LOIS OPPENHEIM is Distinguished Scholar, Professor of French, and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Montclair State University where she teaches courses in both literature and applied psychoanalysis. She is also Scholar Associate Member of the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and Honorary Member of the William Alanson White Society.

    Dr. Oppenheim has authored or edited eleven books, the most recent being Imagination from Fantasy to Delusion (Routledge, 2012), A Curious Intimacy: Art and Neuro-Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2005), and The Painted Word: Samuel Beckett's Dialogue With Art (Univ. of Michigan Press, 2000). She has been a Visiting Scholar at the Psychiatric Institute of the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, on the Boards of The Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of Imagination and the UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies, and a past president of the international Samuel Beckett Society.

    Dr. Oppenheim continues as host of NYPSI's popular “Conversations with...” series of discussions on creativity. She is co-creator of the documentary film on mental health stigma (currently in production) called The Madness Project.

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guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •
guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •