Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris
Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Peter Brooks is Sterling Professor of Comparative Literature Emeritus at Yale University, where he was the Founding Director of the Whitney Humanities Center, and is currently Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholar in the University Center for Human Values and the Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University.
He is the author of several books, including Enigmas of Identity (Princeton University Press, 2011); Henry James Goes to Paris (Princeton University Press, 2007), Realist Vision (Yale University Press, 2005), Troubling Confessions: Speaking Guilt in Law and Literature (University of Chicago Press, 2000), Psychoanalysis and Storytelling (Blackwell, 1994), Body Work (Harvard University Press, 1993), Reading for the Plot (Knopf, 1984), and The Melodramatic Imagination (Yale University Press, 1976); and two works of fiction. A collection of Balzac tales and novellas he has edited and introduced, The Human Comedy: Selected Stories, is forthcoming from New York Review Books.