Lecture by Marilyn Yalom in cooperation with Agra Publications on the occasion of the circulation of her new book ″The American Resting Place: Four Hundred Years of History through our Cemeteries and Burial Grounds″…
In her most recent book, Yalom illuminates aspects of American history through burial customs and the gravestones and of American cemeteries. Together with her son and photographer Reid S. Yalom, whose photographs richly illustrate her book, the writer traveled the country from coast to coast and north to south to study hundreds of American cemeteries. Through the evidence she presents on the lives but more importantly the deaths of immigrants from Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia, Yalom re-presents American history.
Marilyn Yalom grew up in Washington D.C. and studied at renowned universities such as the Sorbonne, Harvard and Johns Hopkins University. She has been married to the famous psychiatrist and writer Irvin Yalom and is the mother of four children. She has been a professor of French and comparative literature, deputy director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender in Stanford University in California, and the author of seven books which have been translated into twenty different languages. Her books are considered very important in the bibliography on feminism.
|Organizer||Hellenic American Union, Agra Publications|
|Venue||Hellenic American Union Theater|
|Type||Talk - Presentation|
|Admission Fee||Admission is free|