Bark by Georges Didi-Huberman, with Samuel Martin & Lucie Petitjean

10/30/2017 - 6:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading

On a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Georges Didi-Huberman tears three pieces of bark from birch trees on the edge of the site. Looking at these pieces after his return home, he sees them as letters, a flood, a path, time, memory, flesh. The bark serves as a springboard to Didi-Huberman’s meditations on his visit, recorded in this spare, poetic, and powerful book. Bark is a personal account, drawing not on the theoretical apparatus of scholarship but on Didi-Huberman’s own history, memory, and knowledge. 

The author will be joined by Samuel Martin, who translated the book from the French, and Lucie Petitjean.

Penn Book Center
130 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104