Walls and Bridges
Walls and Bridges is a 10-day series of performances and critical explorations uniting French and American thinkers and artists from social sciences, philosophy, literature and live arts.
Beyond the Hippocratic oath
37 Main Street (at Water Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
How do writers approach healing, and depict these ordinary extraordinary everyday practices? In Réanimation, Cécile Guilbert examines the traumatic moment when a loved one’s life hangs in the balance. Chris Adrian writes surprisingly of the sadomasochistic pleasures that can come with an illness. Terrence Holt explores the ironies that arise in the conflict between the doctor’s struggle for perfection and the darker complexities of human bodies. Pierre Zaoui, who defends in his work a philosophy of joy, questions the healing power of literature.
Hosted by Patrick Ryan, associate editor of Granta