Ignatius Press has newly published The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism by Mary Eberstadt. That title may sound familiar to some readers — “The Loser Letters” were first published on NRO. Tonight in Washington, the American Enterprise Institute will be celebrating the new old-school release. Here are the details:
The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism
An Evening With Mary Eberstadt
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Time: 5:30 PM — 7:00 PM Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, Twelfth Floor, AEI
1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 [Directions]
About This Event
Please join us for a cultural evening to hear Hoover Institution research fellow Mary Eberstadt discuss her latest work, The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism (Ignatius Press, 2010). An epistolary satire of the new atheism, The Loser Letters is her first work of fiction.
Eberstadt will discuss the two levels on which this satire operates, one religious and one extrareligious, with particular attention to the latter. Not only religion itself, she argues, but also the rich and irreplaceable record of its aesthetic and other accomplishments is jeopardized by contemporary attempts to wipe the public square clean of God. Following Eberstadt’s remarks, Catherine Eberstadt, the author’s daughter, will read from the book. We hope you can join us for what promises to be an interesting and provocative event.