I would like to welcome,To The Authors Spotlight.Special Guest,and renowned Author, Marta Merajver-Kurlat.
Marta Merajver-Kurlat’s profile.
I’ve always been reluctant to release my bio.
My motto is that a writer should speak through her works. However, I understand that you may be curious about the woman that became a writer.
Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I spent my early youth in Europe and America, studying and working, intent on feeling the pulse of life in countries very different from mine.
Greek mythology, in the shape of a book my father gave me on my eighth birthday, became my passion. From there I approached other ancient religions and discovered how humankind finds answers to appease its fears of what cannot be known.
With a degree in Translation and another in English Language and Literature, I experienced the joys of teaching high school in Argentina. At the same time, I had a long and most rewarding career at the Asociacion Argentina de Cultura Inglesa (Buenos Aires), where I was in charge of Cambridge examinations and lectured in Language, Contemporary Literature and Drama, Linguistics, Literary Translation and Simultaneous Translation.
San Diego State University G-TELP examinations for foreign students were my shared responsibility in Argentina and Uruguay from 1990 to 2003.
My love of languages drove me to learn French, German, and Italian. As an addict to reading, I enjoyed reading my favorite authors in the original versions.
In my thirties, I enrolled at the School of Psychology, Universidad de Buenos Aires, and was soon fascinated by the psychoanalytic approach. Several prestigious psychoanalytical associations have invited me to guest-lecture.
I have translated countless books and papers from and into English. Translation involves the rewrite of a text, and offers excellent lessons in self-discipline and conciseness. When I started writing, all of the above stood me in good stead.
TOMORROW ON BEHIND THE CURTAIN – NOON EDT
ON THE SUBJECT OF SUICIDE
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, published findings this month that indicate more people now die of suicide, than of car accidents.
Why are we as a society, reluctant to bring the subject out of the shadow of shame and into the light of healing?
Host Kathay Barrett interviews renown Argentinian author Marta Merajaver-Kurlat about her book, “Just Toss The Ashes,” a story about a successful lawyer who commits suicide and her son’s journey to understand why. Just Toss The Ashes portrays the emotional impact that suicide has on the people left behind.
Marta Merajaver-Kurlat is an Argentine novelist, translator, essayist, and biographer. Her attraction to the ways in which mankind tells its own history encouraged her to undertake studies in myth, language, literature, psychology, and psychoanalysis. Accordingly, her novels Just Toss the Ashes, Los gloriosos sesenta y después, and El tramo final delve into intriguing aspects of human nature. She currently holds a permanent seminar on Tragedy and is a guest lecturer at APA (Asociación Psicoanalítica Argentina) and EFBA (Escuela Freudiana de Buenos Aires).
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“THE FORGE” – PRODUCED BY ERIC LINN – DIRECTED BY STEPHEN REEDY
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