Yiyun Li & Alexandra Schwartz

Yiyun LiAlexandra SchwartzLive via Zoom:
Tuesday, August 31, 7:30 PM ET
Book Launch: Yiyun Li presents Tolstoy Together: 85 Days of War and Peace with Yiyun Li
In conversation with Alexandra Schwartz

When acclaimed author Yiyun Li and A Public Space invited people to read War and Peace together at the start of the pandemic, thousands around the globe joined for an 85-day journey through Tolstoy’s epic novel. They read together, debated favorite characters, discussed Tolstoy’s craft lessons and concealed structure, found resonances between the novel and our own world. Tolstoy Together, based on this experiment, is a book about the art of reading. It is an invitation to the collective act of book discussion, with fellow readers and such writers as Tom Drury, Garth Greenwell, Elliott Holt, Sara Majka, and many others. As a pioneering model for the modern reading experience, it is a daily motivating companion for the solo reader, a distilling of Tolstoy’s masterful craft, and a template for the book club of the future. Li is joined in conversation at this launch event by New Yorker writer Alexandra Schwartz, who says of Tolstoy Together’s topic, “Experiencing [War and Peace] over such a stretch is like decanting it; it begins to breathe, to take on new color and flavor, and to perfume everything with its own essence.”

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 7:30pm

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Tolstoy Together: 85 Days of War and Peace with Yiyun Li By Yiyun Li, A Public Space Cover Image
ISBN: 9781734590760
Availability: Backordered
Published: Public Space Books - September 14th, 2021

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