David Shields with Phillip Lopate
Where: Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton St.
718-246-0200 Price: Free
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David Shields is the bestselling author of twenty books, including Reality Hunger and How Literature Saved My Life. His new essay collection Other People is an intellectually thrilling and emotionally wrenching investigation of otherness: the need for one person to understand another person completely, the impossibility of any such absolute knowing, and the erotics of this separation. These seventy-plus essays, written over the last thirty-five years, have been reconceived and recombined to form neither a miscellany nor a memoir but a sustained meditation on otherness. David talks about his work with legendary essayist and teacher Phillip Lopate.Buy tickets/get more info now