D.T. MAX on
David Foster Wallace , STANLEY CROUCH on Charlie Parker , ELIZABETH WINDER on Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953 and GREG BELLOW on Saul Bellow’s Heart: A Son’s Memoir Saturday, Nov. 23, 1:00 p.m., Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
Author(s) and Guest(s)
D. T. Max
Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace (Viking; $27.95), the first biography of the writer many consider the most influential of his generation, D. T. Max sets out to chart Wallace’s tormented, anguished and often triumphant battle to succeed as a novelist as he fights off depression and addiction. "Max presents meticulous coverage of off-the-charts-smart Wallace’s literary intentions and innovations . . ."-- Booklist, starred review. Max is a staff writer at The New Yorker and author of The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery. Stanley Crouch
Stanley Crouch's appearance is cancelled.
One of the foremost authorities on jazz and culture in America presents the first installment of one of the most talented and influential musicians of the twentieth century in
Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker (Harper; $27.99). Drawing on interviews with peers, collaborators, and family members, Crouch depict Parker's early days navigating the Kansas City nightlife, and his move to New York, where he began to transcend the music he had mastered. “. . . insightful, profound, and wholly original."--Wynton Marsalis. Known for his work as a jazz critic as well as his political commentaries, Stanley Crouch's books include Notes of a Hanging Judge, Always in Pursuit, and The All-American Skin Game, or, the Decoy of Race. Elizabeth Winder
Elizabeth Winder is the author of Pain, Parties, Work (Harper; $25.99), a snapshot of the young Sylvia Plath and her life-changing month as a Mademoiselle college guest editor in New York City. Drawing on in-depth interviews, Winder reveals how these twenty-six days indelibly altered how Plath saw herself, her mother, her friendships, and her romantic relationships, and how this period shaped her emerging identity as a woman and as a writer.
Saul Bellow's Heart: A Son's Memoir (Bloomsbury; $26.00) offers a warm yet honest look inside the life of the Nobel Prize winner and one of America's greatest 20th century writers. Greg Bellow gives equal weight to the rebellious, irreverent, and ambitious young writer who raised him, and the older literary giant, famous and fiercely private. “. . . a fascinating personal document written with much sympathy, yet an admirable candor . . ."--Joyce Carol Oates.
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Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)