Please join New York alumni and parents for a reception and discussion
Searching for the Garden of Eden: A Modern Obsession
Brook Wilensky-Lanford ’99
Friday, November 11, 2011
295 Lafayette Street
(at the corner of Houston and Lafayette streets)
New York, NY 10012
(space provided by Tracey Gardner ’96)
Why do we keep looking for Eden, long after we should know better? Putting a Biblical legend on the map may seem like the quirky obsession of a pre-scientific age. In this WESeminar, Brook Wilensky-Lanford ’99, author of Paradise Lust: Searching for the Garden of Eden, discusses the history of those post-Darwin seekers who've discovered Eden in Iraq, Mongolia, Ohio, and the North Pole, among other places. While each individual search may be quixotic at best, the persistent, powerful quest has much to tell us about our changing notions of origins, perfection, sin, and exile.
Please register by Tuesday, November 8.
Questions? Contact Adriana Rojas ’07 at 860.685.3979 or email@example.com.
’99 first book, Paradise Lust: Searching for the Garden of Eden
, was a New York Times Book Review
Editors' Choice. Her essays and reviews have appeared in San Francisco Chronicle
, Boston Globe
, and Huffington Post
. An associate editor of the online religion magazine Killing the Buddha, Brook received an M.F.A. in Nonfiction Writing from Columbia University, and a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship funded by the National Endowment of the Arts.