Friday, October 24, 2008

Shadow Lines: Ian McEwan & Steven Pinker

In the new issue of PEN America, Ian McEwan and Steven Pinker discuss evolutionary biology and how we communicate with each other. They also discuss transacting intimate relationships in words, rage and desire in Joyce’s “The Dead”, misunderstandings in The Odyssey, and Bartleby the Scrivener as the most annoying man in the world.

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