Tuesday 2 November, 7.00pm until 9.00pm, Foyles Charing Cross, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2 0EB
Venue: Foyles Charing Cross Road, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2 0EB
Natalie Haynes is an award-winning comedienne who studied Classics at Cambridge. Her latest book, The Ancient Guide To Modern Life (Profile Books) explores events and characters from the past that are ‘sufficiently sparsely drawn for us to insert our own subtext’. So The Wire’s Stringer Bell is Oedipus; The Simpsons is a modern version of the work of Aristophanes. The question is, if we interpret to suit contemporary conditions, might we be in danger of missing the actual text?
Come to this agora, held in conjunction with Foyles Bookshop, for oratory followed by the democratic mandate.
comedian; journalist; broadcaster; author, The Ancient Guide to Modern Life
associate professor in architecture, XJTLU University, Suzhou, China; director, Future Cities Project; convenor, Bookshop Barnies; founding member of New Narratives
Natalie Haynes, Profile Books, 4 November 2010