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Townsend Center Berkeley Book Chat: David Marno: Death Be Not Proud: The Art of Holy Attention

Lecture | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens


Townsend Center for the Humanities


The seventeenth-century French philosopher Nicolas Malebranche thought that philosophy could learn a valuable lesson from prayer, which teaches us how to attend to, await, and be open for what might happen next. In his book Death Be Not Proud (Chicago, 2016), Associate Professor of English David Marno explores the precedents of Malebranche’s advice by reading John Donne’s poetic prayers in the context of what Marno calls the “art of holy attention.”

After an introduction by Niklaus Largier (German and Comparative Literature), Marno will speak briefly about his work and then open the floor for discussion.


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