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“To Clever by Half: What We Learn from the Mistakes of Greatest Literary Characters”

When: Tue., Nov. 28, 7:30-9 p.m. 2017
Phone: (210) 999-8426
Price: Free
Trinity University presents a free public lecture by Daniel Mendelsohn, an American memoirist, essayist, and critic. A book signing will follow in the Dicke Smith Foyer. Mendelsohn’s lecture is titled “Too Clever By Half: What We Learn from the Mistakes of Great Literary Characters.” Focusing on the Odyssey, this lecture examines the paradoxical role of mistakes in great literature. Ranging from the Iliad to Pride and Prejudice, from the Aeneid to Game of Thrones, Mendelsohn will investigate the ethical and structural value of screwing up: the way in which mistakes create satisfying stories. More information available at


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