“I have long been a doctor of the art. For some time now I have never said what I believe or never believed what I said. If sometimes I have told the truth, I hide it among so many lies that it is hard to find.”
Drawing on the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas and the story of Cain and Abel, Eric Anthamatten offers an ethical consideration of torture and the hunt for a faceless Osama bin Laden in the movie Zero Dark Thirty.
My second foray into the Brooklyn Book Festivalwas the Walker in the City panel, where the venerable Edmund White coaxed writers to reveal the imaginary forces behind a common theme in their writing: the distance their main characters covered, both geographic and metaphysical.
Event: Festival of New French Writing Date: 02/25/11 Time: 2:30PM Panel: Pascal Bruckner and Mark Lilla. Moderated by Adam Gopnik. Location: 100 Washington Square East, Silver Center, NYU. Website: http://frenchwritingfestival.com/
New York City: Silver Center, NYU. Event 3 of the Festival of New French Writing.
On the 26th of February, 2011 I got a chance to sit down with Pascal Bruckner, world-renowned French philosopher, at the Gaby Restaurant at the Sofitel Hotel on W. 44th Street in New York City while he was in the city to attend the Festival of New French Literature at NYU's Silver Center. Below is the full transcript of our conversation.