Edith Hall: Facing Down the Furies

Thursday 20th June | 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

LIVE Lit & Phil Event | FREE

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Thursday 20th June | 6pm

Talk & book signing

In association with Yale University Press

In this deeply personal story, Edith Hall explores the psychological effect that suicide casts across generations. She draws parallels between characters from Greek tragedy and her own life and psyche, which have been shaped by such loss—her mother’s grandfather, mother, and first cousin all took their own lives. Hall traces the philosophical arguments on suicide, from Plato and Aristotle to David Hume and Albert Camus. The wisdom and solace found in the ancient tragedies, she argues, can help one choose survival over painful adversity and offer comfort to those who are tragically bereaved.

A LIVE Lit & Phil Event | FREE

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