Telling Two Stories

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Telling Two Stories

August 6 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Author Elif Batuman and Wharton scholar Jennifer Haytock in conversation.

Batuman and Haytock will discuss how their own multiple readings of The Age of Innocence have informed their understanding of social norms, class and privilege, from Wharton’s old New York through today.

Elif Batuman is the author of The Idiot and The Possessed. She is a staff writer at The New Yorker. Batuman has a PhD in comparative literature from Stanford and has been the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence at Baruch College, and a fellow at the Cullman Center for Writers and Scholars at the New York Public Library and a 2018 Writer-in-Residence at The Mount.

Jennifer Haytock is a professor at SUNY Brockport and co-editor of The New Edith Wharton Studies.


The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home
2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
(413) 551-5111