University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Deborah Baker, "Tricks of Perspective: Reimagining the Second World War Narrative"

April 3, 2018

The Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures cordially invites students and faculty to attend a lecture and a reading with Deborah Baker, who is one of the special highlights of the IHGC’s annual 2018 Humanities Week (April 2-6).

 

On Tuesday, April 3 at 5:00 p.m in the Solarium of the Colonnade Club, Baker will deliver a lecture entitled "Tricks of Perspective: Reimagining the Second World War Narrative." She will also be reading from her current book, The Last Englishmen.

 

About Deborah Baker

 

Deborah Baker’s first full-length book, a biography of the American modernist poet Laura Riding, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1994. After many years as a book editor in various New York publishing houses, she wrote A Blue Hand, an account of Allen Ginsberg’s travels in India that also traced the idea of India in the American imagination.  While a Fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, she researched and wrote The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism, a finalist for the 2011 National Book Award in Non-fiction. Her current book, The Last Englishmen, for which she received support from the Guggenheim and Whiting Foundations. will be published by Graywolf Press this summer.

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Location: 
Solarium of the Colonnade Club
Time: 
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm