Wednesday, October 10, 2012


The love letters of the philosophers Abelard and Heloise are among the masterpieces of medieval literature, known for their passionate emotion, intellectual brilliance, and intense psychological drama. William Levitan’s critically acclaimed Abelard & Heloise: The Letters and Other Writings is the first complete translation of the letters in more than eighty years and the most comprehensive compilation of the works of Abelard and Heloise ever presented in a single volume in English.

A classicist and translator, Levitan is Professor in the Department of Classics and the Honors College at Grand Valley State University, Okemos, Michigan. He will be speaking at 7 pm on Thursday, October 11, at the Raven Book Store, 6 E 7th, Lawrence.

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