Genius: Young Iconoclasts and Old Masters

November 17, 2014 With David Galenson and Joshua Kotin

To define genius madness is (or may be) but our guests, a nascent professor of English and, of all things, an economist, take on the challenge. The guiding theme is that the burning brilliance of the young genius and the steadiness of the Old Master are virtually non-overlapping. The argument in this conversation from 2006, is illustrated by quotations from great poets and novelists and  audio from some  films by genius-level movie directors.