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The Appetite for the Absolute: A Reading of Dostoevsky Post-9/11

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Barnard College English Professor Mary Gordon examines the role that religious belief plays in motivating people to commit deadly acts of terror. Gordon is the author of four best-selling novels: Final Payments, The Company of Women, Men and Angels, and The Other Side. She is the recipient of a Lila Acheson Wallace Reader's Digest Writer's Award and a Guggenheim fellowship.

Gordon is introduced by Judith Wilt, English Department, Boston College.

Format: Lecture followed by Q&A
Length: 75

Presenter(s): Mary Gordon

Date: March 26, 2003

Location: Gasson Hall 100, Boston College

Sponsor(s): Lowell Lecture Series; Boston College's <em>Journal of Religion and the Arts</em>

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/gordon/

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