Rebecca Solnit and Mary Beard: Recollections of My Non-Existence
Having had to cancel our event last year, we are delighted to bring together Rebecca Solnit and Mary Beard in a digital event to celebrate the paperback publication of Recollections of My Non-Existence (Granta). This event is in partnership with the London Review Bookshop.
Beginning in San Francisco in 1981, the era of punk and nascent gay pride, Rebecca Solnit’s latest book Recollections of My Non-Existence (Granta) is a powerful memoir of growing both as a woman and an artist, drawing on the powers of literature, activism and solidarity in the face of an apparently unbreachable patriarchy. The struggle to find a voice and to find a way to make that voice heard are brilliantly captured and dissected by one of feminism’s, and indeed the world’s, foremost thinkers.
Rebecca Solnit will be in conversation about her life and work with historian Mary Beard, whose most recent book is Women & Power: A Manifesto.
Mary Beard is one of the most original and best-known classicists working today. She is Professor of Classics at Newnham College, Cambridge, and the Classics editor of the TLS. She is a fellow of the British Academy and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her books include the Wolfson Prize-winning Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town (2008) and the best-selling SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (2015). Her popular TLS blog has been collected in the books It's a Don's Life and All in a Don's Day. Her latest book is Women & Power: A Manifesto (2017).