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Author Atwood to speak on macabre literary futures

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, 8 p.m. McCosh Hall, Room 50

Margaret Atwood, whose books include "The Handmaid's Tale" and "The Year of the Flood," will deliver the Farnum Lecture on "Future Imperfect: The Clock Strikes Midnight" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. Her talk will feature an investigation into horrid and near-horrid literary futures, from Edgar Allen Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death" to the "zombie apocalypse." The event, sponsored by Princeton University Public Lectures, is free and open to the public.

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