Café Culture North East presents "Life Lessons from Literature": Josh Cohen in conversation with Lars Iyer
From the truths and lies we tell about ourselves to the resonant creations of fiction, stories give shape and meaning to all our lives.
In conversation with Lars Iyer, bestselling author of the Spurious trilogy, Josh Cohen, both a practicing psychoanalyst and a professor of literature, will explore the mutual echoes between the life struggles of the consulting room and the dramas of the novel and ask what the most memorable characters in literature might tell us about how to live meaningfully.
Josh Cohen is Professor of Modern Literary Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London and a psychoanalyst in private practice. He is the author of books and articles on modern literature, cultural theory and psychoanalysis, including The Private Life: Why We Remain in the Dark and Not Working. His new book, How to Live, What To Do: In Search of Ourselves in Life and Literature, was published this year by Ebury Press.
Lars Iyer is the author of the critically acclaimed Spurious trilogy, as well as a Reader in Creative Writing at Newcastle University. His Latest book, Nietzsche and the Burbs, was published in 2020 by Melville House. twitter.com/utterlyspurious
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