Monday, March 14
A. O. Scott presents Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think about Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth
6 p.m. Author’s Reception. Cost, $30 (includes signed book). RSVP Required
Cash or check accepted at the door. Signed book included.
7 p.m. FREE Lecture and book signing. No RSVP required.
Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall (3300 Mockingbird Lane)
About the book: The New York Times film critic shows why we need criticism now more than ever.
Few could explain, let alone seek out, a career in criticism. Yet what A.O. Scott shows in Better Living Through Criticism is that we are, in fact, all critics: because critical thinking informs almost every aspect of artistic creation, of civil action, of interpersonal life. With penetrating insight and warm humor, Scott shows that while individual critics–himself included–can make mistakes and find flaws where they shouldn’t, criticism as a discipline is one of the noblest, most creative, and urgent activities of modern existence. Read more about A. O. Scott.
Books will be available for purchase at this event.
This program is part of the Authors LIVE! series co-sponsored by Friends of the SMU Libraries, Highland Park United Methodist Church and the Friends of the Highland Park Library.
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