Stranger Than Fiction

Carr, Nicholas
ISBN: 
9780393072228
Year Published: 
2010
Date of Event: 
Thursday, May 16, 2019 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Room: 
Reader's Corner
Audience: 
Adults
Book Group

Part intellectual history, part popular science, and part cultural criticism, The Shallows sparkles with memorable vignettes--Friedrich Nietzsche wrestling with a typewriter, Sigmund Freud dissecting the brains of sea creatures, Nathaniel Hawthorne contemplating the thunderous approach of a steam locomotive--even as it plumbs profound questions about the state of our modern psyche.