The Glorious American Essay
Where: The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park S.
212-475-3424 Price: Free, donation suggested
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“As we struggle to come to grips with where America has come from and where it is heading”, writes Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro, “I can’t imagine a better guide than Phillip Lopate’s The Glorious American Essay.” In this definitive new anthology, Lopate’s panoramic selection of prose “charts the course of the great and flawed American experiment”, as seen by authors ranging from Cotton Mather to Zadie Smith. Lopate, a Columbia professor of writing, will discuss this quintessentially American art form with two of the anthology’s best-known contributors, essayists Vivian Gornick (Fierce Attachments) and Wayne Koestenbaum (The Queen’s Throat).
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