On “Othering” with David Shields

When:
October 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
2017-10-11T18:00:00-04:00
2017-10-11T19:15:00-04:00
Where:
George’s, 3rd Floor, Johnson Center
4400 University Dr
Fairfax, VA 22030
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kara Oakleaf
703-993-3986

Can one person really know another? In Other People: Takes and Mistakes, essayist David Shields presents what the publisher calls “an intellectually thrilling and emotionally wrenching investigation of otherness: the need for one person to understand another person completely, the impossibility of any such absolute knowing, and the erotics of this separation.” In essays covering Kurt Cobain, the agony of first love, alter egos and more, Shields explores the possibilities, and impossibilities, for human connection. Sponsored by Mason’s Creative Writing Program.