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Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones
October 29, 2019 • 7:30 pm PDT
In conversation with writer Richard Kramer
Daniel Mendelsohn, the award-winning author, critic, translator, and Editor-at-Large at The New York Review of Books, shares from his new collection of essays that casts an eye at literature, film, television, and the personal essay. Reflecting on how we continue to look to the Greeks and Romans as models in our responses to everything from the Boston Marathon bombings and the assassination of JFK, to the aesthetics of recent books like Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life and the novels of Karl Ove Knausgaard, to Game of Thrones and recent films about artificial intelligence—Mendelsohn filters insights through his training as a scholar of classical antiquity in surprising and illuminating ways. Bringing to the stage his range, depth, and intelligence, Mendelsohn talks with Richard Kramer to dissect culture as we know it today.
Free, reservations recommended!