LECTURE: BEN SCHOTT ON “SCHOTTENFREUD” at the Cooper Union on November 1, 2013

When:
November 1, 2013 @ 6:30 pm – November 1, 2013 @ 8:00 pm America/New York Timezone
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Where:
The Cooper Union
30 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003
USA
Cost:
Free

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LECTURE:

BEN SCHOTT ON “SCHOTTENFREUD”

German Words for the Human Condition

Friday, November 1, 2013 from 6:30-8:00 PM

In what language but German could you construct a word for new car smell, the urge to turn and glare at a bad driver you’ve just overtaken, Sunday-afternoon depression, or the ineffable pleasure of a cold pillow?  In his new book, Schottenfreude: German Words for the Human Condition, Ben Schott invites readers, wordsmiths, and Deutschophiles to explore the idiosyncrasies of the human condition auf Deutsch.

Schott is a contributing columnist to the New York Times op-ed page and a regular contributor to the Times of London. He is best known as the creator and designer of Schott’s Original Miscellany and its three sequels.

Friday, November 1, 2013 from 6:30-8:00 PM

The Cooper Union – The Frederick P. Rose Auditorium
41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)
New York, NY 10003

ADMISSION:            Free, general seating

INFO: 212-353-4195

http://www.cooper.edu/events-and-exhibitions/events/free-lecture-ben-schott-schottenfreude

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