The White Hart Speaker Series: Mary Norris - "Greek to Me: Adventures of The Comma Queen"

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The White Hart Inn
15 Under Mountain Road
Salisbury, CT 06068

The White Hart Speaker Series is presented in collaboration with The White Hart Inn & Scoville Memorial Library

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Mary NorrisIn her New York Times bestseller Between You & Me, Mary Norris delighted readers with her irreverent tales of pencils and punctuation in The New Yorker’s celebrated copy department. In Greek to Me, she delivers another wise and funny paean to the art of self-expression, this time filtered through her greatest passion: all things Greek.

Mary Norris has spent more than three decades working in The New Yorker’s renowned copy department, helping to maintain its celebrated high standards.

Greek to Me is a charming account of Norris’s lifelong love affair with words and her solo adventures in the land of olive trees and ouzo. Along the way, Norris explains how the alphabet originated in Greece, makes the case for Athena as a feminist icon, goes searching for the fabled Baths of Aphrodite, and reveals the surprising ways Greek helped form English. Filled with Norris’s memorable encounters with Greek words, Greek gods, Greek wine―and more than a few Greek men―Greek to Me is the Comma Queen’s fresh take on Greece and the exotic yet strangely familiar language that so deeply influences our own. Author image by Josef Astor.

“I fell in love with Mary Norris’s first book, and am now even more in love with this charming, ribald, highly informed, and always funny excursion through the language, culture, and oddities of Greece and the Greek language. An adventure tale for intellectuals―and also for the rest of us.”- Steve Martin

The White Hart Inn is a fully wheelchair accessible space with on-site van accessible parking.  Microphones and speakers will be used at this event. If you have specific questions about the space or how an event can be made more accessible to you, please do not hesitate to contact us: info@oblongbooks.com.

Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393352146
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 4th, 2016