BOOKS

Citizen Steele
A talk by author Peter Shaindlin

Date: March 29, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: R&D, 691 Auahi Street
Free, no RSVP

The changing landscape for publishing is quickly diversifying opportunities for both readers and authors. Our Ex Libiris talk this month features the novella Citizen Steele by Peter Shaindlin, a businessman, fine art photographer and author living in Honolulu, Hawaii. Citizen Steele examines the application of abstract philosophical and metaphysical theorems to ethical individualism in contemporary society through the eyes of its protagonist, reclusive attorney Richard Jason Steele. Shaindlin will discuss his experience as a writer/publisher, as well as the central character’s conclusion that philosophy– regardless of its intent — has no actual intrinsic value beyond inverted intellectualism and theoretical speculation if it is not embraceable by general society for the practical betterment of mankind.

Peter Shaindlin is a businessman, fine art photographer and author living in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born in 1957 in Manhattan, he was raised in Valley Cottage, New York and studied music, art and business at Mannes College and New York University. He highly values his roots in the classical western canons of literature and the performance and visual arts, his interests influenced collectively by a broad spectrum of individuals– in particular Balthus, Samuel Johnson, John Clare, Marcel Proust, Bertrand Russell, Lawrence Durrell, Roland Barthes and Michel Houllebecq.