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Orwell’s Roses: Rebecca Solnit in Conversation

The essayist on surprising acts of resistance

“In the year 1936 a writer planted roses.” So begins Rebecca Solnit’s new book, a reflection on George Orwell’s passionate gardening; the way that his involvement with plants, particularly flowers, and the natural world illuminated his other commitments as a writer and antifascist; and the intertwined politics of nature and power. Solnit, whose writing explores feminism, activism and social change, hope, and the climate crisis, delivers a compelling examination of this understudied aspect of Orwell’s life. Ross Gay joins her for a conversation that reflects on pleasure, beauty, and joy as acts of resistance.

The program is presented in partnership with Skylight Books.

Nab your copy of Orwell’s Roses here!

Date:

October 28

Time:

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Cost:

Free

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