Daisuke Takahashi, a world traveler and the author of the critically acclaimed book In Search of Robinson Crusoe, spent seven years searching for the truth behind the remarkable life of Alexander Selkirk, the real-life model of Dafoe’s literary creation Robinson Crusoe. Takahashi discusses what he discovered while tracing the footsteps of Selkirk, a Scottish sailor and castaway, who was stranded on an island off the coast of Chile and fought for survival from 1704 to 1709.
Followed by a reception and booksigning.
Tickets: $10, Japan Society members & seniors $8, students $5.
- January 28, 2003
- 6:30 pm