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#140-When We Cease to Understand the World- B. Labatut
#140-When We Cease to Understand the World- B. Labatut Picture
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 @ 19:00
Maison Internationale des Associations, Rue des Savoises 15, 1205 Genève Salle Albert Jacquard, Geneva
Using extraordinary, epoch-defining moments from the history of science (the first exact solution to the equations of general relativity, the creation of two equivalent yet opposed versions of quantum mechanics, the initial alchemy of Prussian Blue) Benjamín Labatut plunges us into exhilarating territory between fact and fiction, progress and destruction, genius and madness.

A work of fiction based on real events, a 2021 award-circuit darling for works in translation, Labatut's book is compact and potent as a capsule of cyanide. The question is: will it make for an engaged discussion at the GVA international book club?

LOCATION: Maison Internationale des Associations, Rue des Savoises 15, 1205 Genève
Salle Albert Jacquard
Covid-certificate required for attendance

Presenter: Vlad
Starting time: 19:15 sharp

1. Members introduction (5-10 minutes)
2. Book presentation (20-30 minutes)
– A brief history of author’s life
– A short summary of the book
– Main ideas/themes
3. Group discussion (45-60 minutes), members' personal views on the book, opposing ideas, etc.
4. Announcement/info on next meeting (5 minutes)

Note: reading the book is not a "must" to attend the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you all!

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