The House of Twenty Thousand Books
- EVT 487
- Nov 15
- 7:30 pm
No Registration Required
Miriam Abramsky, Sasha’s grandmother, loved to entertain, and the Abramskys kept an open house for well over half a century. Through those doors would come some of the world’s foremost scholars, including Isaiah Berlin, Eric Hobsbawm, and Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg. All would be welcomed into what became one of London’s most fascinating and chaotic of salons. In this program, Sasha Abramsky will discuss the wondrous world of Hillway and the vanished intellectual, cultural, and political milieu out of which it emerged and within which it flourished.
Sasha Abramsky, Journalist; Author Sasha Abramsky is a widely published freelance journalist and the author of seven books. His 2013 book, The American Way of Poverty, was selected by The New York Times as a “Notable Book of the Year.” The House of Twenty Thousand Books has received favorable reviews in leading newspapers and journals of the United Kingdom, the United States, Israel, Germany, Austria, India, and elsewhere. Abramsky is an adjunct lecturer in the University Writing Program at UC Davis.
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