January 27, 2022

A celebration of Missing Time

Ari M. Brostoff in conversation with Alexandra Kleeman, Mark Krotov, and Dayna Tortorici

On Thursday, January 27 at 7 PM EST, join n+1 and Jewish Currents for a virtual celebration of Ari M. Brostoff’s Missing Time: Essays, out next week from n+1 Books. Brostoff will discuss the book with novelist and n+1 contributor Alexandra Kleeman, and n+1 coeditors Mark Krotov and Dayna Tortorici. The event is free and open to the public; RSVP via Zoom.

7 PM 
Thursday, January 27
RSVP via Zoom

Praise for Missing Time

Missing Time is distinctive for the fresh, new interpretations of familiar subjects to be found in its pages. This is cultural criticism at its originating best.” —Vivian Gornick

“In these wry, funny, and incisive essays on topics ranging from growing up with The X-Files, to feeling disappointed in Philip Roth, to what we might learn from second-generation US communists, Ari M. Brostoff helps us diagnose and historicize our present in a way beautifully true to the legacy of ’70s feminist writing and also to the ‘political life of diaspora Jewry and all it [stands] for: ambivalence, absurdism, emasculation.’” —Sianne Ngai

“Ari M. Brostoff is a world-saving firecracker of a critic—sparks, danger, surprise, illusion, enchantment, escape, redemption. Their voice, comic and austere, pared down, purveys all the merciless sharpness of Didion but with new wild forgiving zones of application, as if Brostoff were floating the hope that wit could repair our ruined time. This magnificent book, Missing Time, a strange taut gem, portends a future I want to follow, a future that will instruct me on how to see chaos clearly.” —Wayne Koestenbaum