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Intellectual Confessionals: The Writers We Love to Hate (But Can’t Stop Reading Them)

December 10, 2021 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

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Join Interintellect Interintellect founder Anna Gát and host Donald Frederick in an exploration of our guilty intellectual pleasures.

While we may read them primarily for their ideas and the emotions they evoke, the truth is no writer exists without a context: our society’s changing norms, taste, and morality affect our view of them just as their own personality and personal choices do. But despite our misgivings, some authors we still love to read, even when we don’t want to enjoy their writing – why?

In this salon, we will also touch upon writers and thinkers whose private or political transgressions we feel are so great that their writing has become unenjoyable to us forever, and which lines those are for each of us (and whether they’re the same for most people).

Come with your own personal paradoxes and juxtapositions. We’ll share and then discuss what this all means. Why do we feel compelled to stick to the script of who we think we are and what that means for what we ought to appreciate and like?

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December 10, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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