Martin Hagglund is Professor of Comparative Literature and Humanities at Yale University, and a member of the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. His first book in English, Radical Atheism (2008), was the subject of a conference at Cornell, a colloquium at Oxford, and a 250-page special issue of The New Centennial Review titled Living On: Of Martin Hagglund. His most recent book, Dying for Time: Proust, Woolf, Nabokov (2012), was hailed by the Los Angeles Review of Books as a 'revolutionary' achievement. In 2018, he received a Guggenheim fellowship. He lives in New York City.
A splendid primer in the importance of authentic freedom. -- Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek minister of finance and author of Adults in the Room Stringent, lucid, and urgent in its appeal for a politics equal to the prospect of climate disaster, This Life is both an argument and a summons. -- avid Bromwich, Sterling Professor at Yale University and author of Moral Imagination This is a rare piece of work, the product of great intellectual strength and moral fortitude. H glund is a genuine moralist for our times -- Simon Critchley, author of Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us