Oct 01 2020
LOCAL>> Daniel Mendelsohn in conversation wi...

LOCAL>> Daniel Mendelsohn in conversation wi...

Presented by Point Reyes Books at Streaming Arts

Daniel Mendelsohn is joined in conversation by Chris Jennings to discuss his latest book, Three Rings: A Tale of Exile, Narrative, and Fate (University of Virginia Press).

This event will be streamed on our Crowdcast channel.

About Three Rings
In this genre-defying book, best-selling memoirist and critic Daniel Mendelsohn explores the mysterious links between the randomness of the lives we lead and the artfulness of the stories we tell.

Combining memoir, biography, history, and literary criticism, Three Rings weaves together the stories of three exiled writers who turned to the classics of the past to create masterpieces of their own–works that pondered the nature of narrative itself.

Intertwined with these tales of exile and artistic crisis is an account of Mendelsohn’s struggles to write two of his own books–a family saga of the Holocaust and a memoir about reading the Odyssey with his elderly father–that are haunted by tales of oppression and wandering.

As Three Rings moves to its startling conclusion, a climactic revelation about the way in which the lives of its three heroes were linked across borders, languages, and centuries forces the reader to reconsider the relationship between narrative and history, art and life.

Daniel Mendelsohn is a frequent contributor to the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books, where he is Editor-at-Large. His books include the memoirs An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic and The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million as well as three collections of essays and criticism, most recently Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones. He teaches literature at Bard College.

Chris Jennings is the author of Paradise Now: The Story of American Utopianism. He graduated from Deep Springs College and Wesleyan University. He lives in Northern California with his family and dog.

Admission Info

Crowdcast, Sliding scale ($0-$100)

Phone: 415.663.1542

Email: ptreyesbooks@gmail.com

Additional time info:

6:00 pm

Dates & Times

2020/10/01 - 2020/10/01

Location Info

Streaming Arts