A reading from the new book The Devil Notebooks (University of Minnesota Press) by Laurence A. Rickels, Visiting Professor in the New York University Department of German Languages and Literature, with images by Nancy Barton, chair of NYU Steinhardt Schools Department of Art and Art Professions, will take place on Tuesday, December 9, at 6:30 p.m., at NYUs Fales Library, 3rd floor of the NYU Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 212.998.2596.
Author of The Vampire Lectures, Rickels takes on the devil in his new book. From Miltons Paradise Lost and Goethes Faust to Aaron Spellings Satans School for Girls, Rickels scours the canon and pop culture in this all-encompassing study on the Devil. Revealing our astonishing obsession with Satan in his many forms, Rickels guides the reader on an entertaining and enlightening journey down the darkest corridors that film, music, folklore, theater, and literature have offered.
The Devil Notebooks reveals how the prince of darkness has been used, throughout history and across culture, to represent peoples fear of authority and humanitys suffering.