The man within my head is barely audible among the booming voices of emphatic women leaders spouting feminist rhetoric (it’s the Women Studies degree). The man in best-selling author, Pico Iyers’s head, however, is much more easily perceived; the voice of English writer Graham Greene takes up residence there– a man whom Iyer says he’s always had a strange and inexplicable interest. This obscure connection led to Iyer’s newest book (hitting shelves this month) aptly named, The Man Within My Head.
This relatable non-fiction exposition traces Greene’s steps and evolution as a writer and a man, starting with Greene’s first novel, The Man Within, to later works like The Quiet American. Iyer examines Greene’s personality quirks including his proclivity for mystery, then digs deeper to uncover the parallels between their lives: a nomadic personality, an English upbringing and education, and a fervid interest in spirituality. Ultimately, Iyer concludes that the “man” may not be Greene at all, but rather, his father or even a dormant faction of his own psyche. Iyer will discuss this introspective work at Town Hall, Wednesday, January 25th at 7:30 p.m.
1119 8th Ave, Downtown
TICKETS: Tickets are $5 for full-time students or under 18; $15 for general admission (open seating in general section); and $30 for preferred“patron” seating (Open seating at front of hall). Click here for tickets. Bonus: a 15 percent Group Discount available for 5 or more tickets (excludes: Balcony and Student Levels and separately ticketed receptions & dinners)