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12/10/09: A Paradise Built in Hell

Photo by Jim Herrington, 2009. Courtesy of Viking Penguin.
Photo by Jim Herrington, 2009. Courtesy of Viking Penguin.

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, Utah – The writer and social critic Rebecca Solnit's latest book is a look at what happens to human nature in the face of disasters. But unlike Hollywood movies where earthquakes and other calamities lead to riotous mobs, Solnit believes that these phenomena actually make people altruistic, resourceful and brave. Solnit is in Utah as a guest of the University of Utah, and Thursday, she joins Doug to talk about "A Paradise Built in Hell."

Thursday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m., Rebecca Solnit will give a lecture entitled "Other Loves: The Private Lives of Public Events" at the Salt Lake City Public Library. It's the University of Utah's College of Environmental Humanities annual Lyceum II Lecture. For more information, click here or call (801) 581-6214.

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