Readings at Litquake UNEX 1106

Course Description

Author and longtime UC Berkeley Extension writing instructor Thaisa Frank reads from her 2010 novel, Heidegger’s Glasses, picked up for translation by 10 countries. Reconstructing the landscape of Nazi Germany, Heidegger’s Glasses fictionalizes the Third Reich’s obsession with the occult, which has led it to create the Compound of Scribes. The Scribes’ mission is to answer letters written to the dead, preventing the deceased from pestering psychics for answers and inadvertently exposing the Final Solution. As Germany falls apart, a letter arrives from eminent philosopher Martin Heidegger to his optometrist and friend, a man now lost at the Auschwitz concentration camp. The presence of Heidegger’s words sparks a series of events that threaten the safety and well-being of the Scribes. Frank also discusses the role of diaries and record keeping during World War II, which shaped the writing of this novel.


UNEX 1106 - 004 Post-Baccalaureate Student Readings
2014-2015 - Fall 2014
Sat 2:00PM - 5:00PM
18 Oct 2014
UC Berkeley Extension Art and Design Center
Classroom 204
San Francisco
  • Classroom
  • 1
  • 6.0
  • Fee non-credit $0.00

Come listen to the work of our recent graduates from the Post-Baccalaureate Writing Program at UC Berkeley Extension.

Event is free and open to the public.