Eric Karpeles in Conversation with Robert Hass: Józef Czapski: A Good Man in Bad Times

Special Event | March 11 | 5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Eric Karpeles, author of Almost Nothing: The 20th-Century Art and Life of Józef Czapski, is a Fellow of the Czesław Miłosz Institute at Claremont-McKenna College. Karpeles has received wide acclaim for bringing public attention to Józef Czapski, a figure who was deeply engaged in the fight against totalitarianism while cultivating a nearly monastic practice as a painter. Karpeles is the also the translator of Czapski’s Lost Time: Lectures on Proust in a Soviet Prison Camp.

Robert Hass (English) will join Karpeles to discuss Czapski, a writer, painter, diplomat, prisoner of war, and historical witness to some of the 20th century’s major events.

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