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Political Fiction, Ancient and Modern: From David’s Court to Fabrice’s Charterhouse

The Lionel Trilling Seminar

March 7, 2016

March 7, 2016: Robert Alter presents the next installment of the Lionel Trilling Seminar. The David story and Stendhal's Charterhouse of Parma, the first narrative very early and the other relatively late in the Western literary tradition, are deeply instructive instances of how the vehicle of fiction can provide insights into the realm of politics. Herbert Marks and Michael Wood serve as respondents.