Oblong Online: Edie Meidav - ANOTHER LOVE DISCOURSE

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
ET. Via Zoom

Moderated by Mary Caponegro, with music by Brielle Grover.

Free. Registration required.


Author Edie Meidav will discuss and read from her new lyric novel about the play of grief, empathy, new and old love, and the quest to overcome blindness in human relations.

Edie Meidav"Another Love Discourse" by Edie Mediav

Caught in the cross-currents of a fraught divorce and a new love, the death of her mother, and a global pandemic, a writer plunges into an obsession with the work of 1960s French philosopher Roland Barthes. Her struggles to make sense of his work and life—and of what can happen to a woman's settled life in a single harrowing year—result in an engrossing, funny, earthy, and innovative lyric work. The quest for authenticity in motherhood, sexuality, and tenancy on the earth and in the home, as well as the unusual lyric form, make the novel unified in spirit yet transdisciplinary in approach.

Edie Meidav is the author of the prose collection Kingdom of the Young, and novels including Lola, California, and Crawl Space. Her previous work has been recognized by the Bard Fiction Prize and the Kafka Prize, as well as support from the Fulbright Program, the Howard Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, and the Whiting Foundation. A senior editor at the journal Conjunctions, she teaches in the MFA program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Mary Caponegro is an American experimental fiction writer whose collections include Tales from the Next Village, The Star Cafe, Five Doubts, The Complexities of Intimacy, and All Fall Down. Her stories appear regularly in Conjunctions and in other periodicals. She is currently Richard B. Fisher Family Professor of Writing and Literature at Bard College.

Your purchase of a book helps support the author and our independent bookstore and is greatly appreciated. Shipping or pickup available.

Another Love Discourse Cover Image
ISBN: 9781949597202
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Terra Nova Press - June 21st, 2022

Strange Attractors: Lives Changed by Chance Cover Image
By Edie Meidav (Editor), Emmalie Dropkin (Editor)
ISBN: 9781625344243
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Massachusetts Press - February 15th, 2019

Kingdom of the Young Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941411414
Availability: Available in our Warehouse: Usually Ships in 3-8 Days
Published: Sarabande Books - April 4th, 2017

Lola, California: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250007674
Availability: Available in our Warehouse: Usually Ships in 3-8 Days
Published: Picador - August 7th, 2012

Crawl Space: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312425753
Availability: Available in our Warehouse: Usually Ships in 3-8 Days
Published: Picador - June 13th, 2006