Colm Tóibín with Louise Glück: Clytemnestra Revisited

Mon. May 15, 2017 at 7:00pm EDT
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Colm Tóibín with Louise Glück: Clytemnestra Revisited

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

The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of The New York Public Library.

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Celeste Bartos Forum The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street & 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
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