The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization - 92Y, New York

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The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization

Martin Puchner, Harvard Professor
The Written World

Author Martin Puchner leads us on a remarkable journey to reveal the powerful role stories have played in creating the world we have today.

Beginning with the Iliad's influence on Alexander the Great on through to J. K. Rowling today, he explores 16 key stories from around the world, revealing how today’s society has been shaped by our tales.

Martin Puchner

Martin Puchner is the Byron and Anita Wien Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University, where he founded a program in theater, dance and media.