Arts and Letters

Mystics, Madmen or Cunning Frauds

av Arts and Letters | Publicerades 9/21/2020

Can a blind astronomer, who claims to use the longest telescope in the world, accurately predict an eclipse? Does it take a madman to truly "see" reality? What is the nature of tasty dumplings? On this episode, we speak with author Adam Ehrlich Sachs who explores these questions in his satiric novel The Organs of Sense . In the novel, a young nineteen-year-old G. W. Leibniz, after failing his dissertation, treks through the snowy mountains of Bohemia to investigate a mystery: can a blind

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Arts & Letters is a program celebrating contemporary arts, humanities, and social sciences, with an emphasis on authentic Southern voices. Hosted by J. Bradley Minnick of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the full episode archive is available at artsandlettersradio.org.