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10:00 pm EST
October 3, 2021

Fiction / Non-Fiction

Hybrid Narratives: Mary Gaitskill & Sherry Turkle, presented by the Brooklyn Public Library (virtual)

Two acclaimed authors discuss their hybrid mode. In The Devil’s Treasure, the iconic author Mary Gaitskill has created a chimerical hybrid of fiction, memoir, essay, criticism, and visual art that transcends categorization. This collage of four novels, interspersed with a single short story, is a kind of director’s cut revealing the personal and societal forces that inform each individual piece of work. In The Empathy Diaries, Sherry Turkle ties together her coming-of-age and her path breaking research on technology, empathy, and ethics. Growing up in postwar Brooklyn, Turkle searched for clues to her identity in a house filled with mysteries. Before empathy became a way to find connection, it was her strategy for survival.  Moderated by Meghan O’Rourke, editor in chief of the Yale Review.

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