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

    When:
    November 1, 2013 @ 10:30 pm – November 2, 2013 @ 12:00 am
    2013-11-01T22:30:00+00:00
    2013-11-02T00:00:00+00:00
    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