This Is Not a City (Los Angeles)
972 Fifth Ave.
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Can one fall in love with a city? Is it possible to become infatuated with an urban space? According to Laure Murat, the answer is a resounding yes, as is illustrated in her latest book Ceci n’est pas une ville (This Is Not A City). In these pages, Murat praises L.A.’s heterogeneity, disproportions, its lack of monument and center, and claims that this, in turn, creates a sense of freedom.
On Tuesday, January 31, she will be joined by American novelist AM Homes, who in Los Angeles: People, Places and The Castle on the Hill, uncovered the strange heart of the city via the mythical Chateau Marmont, and revealed herself to be an uncommonly nimble and entertaining cultural anthropologist. L.A. is also the stage of This Book Will Save Your Life, one of Homes’s masterful and bestselling novels.
New York Institute of Humanities Director Eric Banks will moderate this conversation.Buy tickets/get more info now