Les Grandes Conférences Catholiques

‘Douglas Kennedy’

18 Jan.'22
- 20:30

Character determines destiny: a novelist’s thoughts on the human condition

Internationally-renowned and much-translated American writer Douglas Kennedy has agreed to travel from New York to speak at our forum.

The narrative in Douglas Kennedy’s seventeen novels (from Cul-de-sac to The Great Wide Open) has always been interspersed with thoughts on human nature: why do we always create our own dead ends, our own prison cells? Kennedy also questions humans’ need for resilience in order to face life’s frequent hardships.

At the conference, he will examine multiple questions about the human condition that he alludes to in his work.

He will explain how our greatest struggle in life is with ourselves.

He will talk about his quest for meaning and his faith in the modern era.

The title of his conference is Character determines destiny: a novelist’s thoughts on the human condition.

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Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS


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