LIVE from the NYPL: Colm Tóibín with Louise Glück: Clytemnestra Revisited

May 15, 2017

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In his forthcoming book House of Names, award-winning author Colm Tóibín inhabits the mind of one of Greek mythology’s most divisive characters, Clytemnestra, retelling her tragic story of power, deception, and murder. Tóibín’s humanizing portrait of Agamemnon’s wife and killer imagines the love, lust, and pain that must have driven her. Joining Tóibín for an exploration of the character's enduring intrigue and relevance is the beloved award-winning poet Louise Glück. 

This event is co-presented with the Onassis Cultural Center New York, in conjunction with their exhibition A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC – 200 AD, on view from March 9 through June 24, 2017.

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Co-presented with the Onassis Cultural Center New York

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