The Global City


April 29, 2006 | The New School | New York City

With Alaa Al-Aswany, Paulo Lins, Melania Mazzucco, Carlos Monsiváis, and Orhan Pamuk; introduced by Suketu Mehta.

Discussed: the fear of loneliness and the luxury of solitude; beauty in the urban landscape; the community of melancholy and the nobility of failure; the beautiful woman behind City of God; and architecture and nostalgia. 


• Entire event

• Suketu Mehta: Introduction
• Alaa Al-Aswany reads from The Yacoubian Building
• Paulo Lins reads from City of God
• Melania Mazzucco reads from Vita
• Carlos Monsiváis reads from Mexican Postcards
• Orhan Pamuk reads from Istanbul
• Discussion


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