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  • Martin Puchner on Literature for a Changing Planet

    Reading and writing in a time of climate catastrophe may feel a bit like fiddling while Rome burns. As literary critic and Harvard philosopher Martin Puchner (Literature for a Changing Planet) argues, however, the power of stories might just be the key in the fight against global warming. For this fascinating Discovery Talk, Puchner ranges across millennia of world literature to draw vital lessons about how we put ourselves on the path to our present moment – and considers what new stories must be told about our relationship with the earth if we are to avoid climate catastrophe.


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