SEASON 1 — NYC, January 27th — February 4th

And the Pursuit of Happiness

Saturday, January 29th   |   7:30pm   |   Round-table   |   The New York Public Library - Celeste Bartos Forum
With: Barbara Cassin, Daniel Handler, Maira Kalman, Sophie Wahnich
Hosted by: Paul Holdengräber
Co-presented with LIVE from the New York Public Library

America considers the pursuit of happiness an inalienable right. But where is this pursuit taking us? How valuable is positive thinking? In arts, melancholia has long been a source of inspiration. Specialist of Ancient Greece Barbara Cassin will give a philosophical point of view on the topic, and historian of the French Revolution Sophie Wahnich will bring some insight on the conditions of happiness. They will be discussing with co-authors of 13 Words Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler) and Maira Kalman, also New Yorker cover artist and author of the acclaimed And the Pursuit of Happiness.
Tickets: $15/$10
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building - 455 5th Ave (at 42nd St), New York
And the Pursuit of Happiness

Barbara Cassin

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Daniel Handler

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Maira Kalman

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Sophie Wahnich

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