[lg policy] Robert Kanigel: On an Irish Island

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 15 19:55:31 UTC 2012

Talk:        Robert Kanigel: On an Irish Island
Date:   Thu, 15 Mar 2012 16:33:08 +0000
Forwarded From:   Yolanda A. Sullivan <syolanda at Princeton.EDU>

*Robert Kanigel**
/On an Irish Island/
Friday, March 30th @ 6PM
Labyrinth Books and Princeton Research Forum (PRF) invite you to a
presentation and discussion with award-winning author and scholar
Robert Kanigel.

/On an Irish Island/ is something of a new departure for Kanigel, a
science writer and former journalist. He explores what he calls "a
clash of culture" between modernity and the traditional way of life in
a fishing community on Great Blasket Island, just off the coast of
Ireland, during the early twentieth century. The book is a love letter
to a vanished way of life, in which Kanigel tells the story of a
wildly beautiful island, renowned for the rich communal life of its
residents and the unadulterated Irish they spoke. With the Irish
language vanishing all through the rest of Ireland, the Great Blasket
became a magnet for scholars and writers drawn there during the Gaelic

*Robert Kanige*l is the author of six previous books. He has been the
recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim fellowship and
the Grady-Stack Award for science writing. His book/ The Man Who Knew
Infinity/ was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award
and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His work has appeared in
numerous publications, including The New York Times Magazine, The New
York Times Book Review, Harvard Magazine, and Psychology Today.

Princeton Research Forum welcomes new members interested in serious
research; for information, consult the web site at

Full event details:

All events are free and open to the public.
Wheelchair accessible.

*Labyrinth Books**
122 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08542


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