|Nonfiction Book Discussion Group|
Event Type: Adult/Teen Programs|
Age Group(s): Adults
Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Time: 8:45 PM
The swerve : how the world became modern - Stephen GreenblattDirections & Maps
In 1417, at the beginning of the Renaissance, book hunter Poggio Bracciolini rediscovers the last copy of Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius' epic, On the Nature of Things. Greenblatt illustrates how the radical ideas in this book not seen for centuries gradually grow in popularity, influencing the likes of More, Newton, and Darwin, among others. Along the way, Greenblatt’s tale immerses the reader in the Roman book trade, Renaissance Florence, and the Catholic Church's attempts to deal with heresy.
Location: Conference Room