Publication Studio – Troy and Translator Carl Skoggard visit Minneapolis with a book of little-known sonnets by German philosopher and culture theorist Walter Benjamin. Together we will hear these challenging but beautiful “sonnets of mourning” read aloud in their original language, and then again in Skoggard’s superb English translations. This is the first time Benjamin’s 73 sonnets—the most significant literary pursuit of his young adult life, written mostly during and just after World War I—have been available to readers of English. Come and enjoy the under-appreciated poetry of a singularly influential European modernist thinker, brought over into our weird New World tongue! Carl will happily engage in open conversation following the reading and fresh books will be available for purchase.