Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 7pm, Music Building, $10
e b e c c a e w b e r g e r o l d s t e i n
with Leonard Lopate
has received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama. She is also the two-time National Jewish Book Award-winning author of the novels The Mind-Body Problem, The Dark Sister, Mazel, Properties of Light, and 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction, as well as the books of philosophy Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Gödel, Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity, and Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away. The Los Angeles Times has said: “[Goldstein] has written female characters as worthy of Philip Roth and Grace Paley as they are of their grand European progenitors—Shalom Aleichem and S.Y. Agnon.” The Times (of London) has described the work of Ms. Goldstein as “possessed of a steely intellectual coherence that is frighteningly impressive to behold.” The Washington Post Book World has described 36 Arguments for the Existence of God as “a brainy, compassionate, divinely witty novel… You’ve got to place this novel among the very funniest ever written.”
In addition to reading from her work, Ms. Goldstein will be interviewed by Leonard Lopate.
Photo of Rebecca Newberger Goldstein: Steven Pinker