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DATE / TIME EVENTS / INDUSTRY LOCATION
Dec 04, 2014-
Dec 04, 2014
06:00PM - 08:00PM
JONAH RASKIN BOOK SIGNING - A TERRIBLE BEAUTY:
Author Jonah Raskin will read from his new book "A Terrible Beauty: The Wilderness of American Literature," which is being published by Regent.
Sonoma,
Sonoma County Museum, 475 7th Street, Santa Rosa,
Event Description

Author Jonah Raskin will read from his new book "A Terrible Beauty: The Wilderness of American Literature," which is being published by Regent. The book has chapters about most of the major American poets and novelists and environmental writers: Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, Herman Melville, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Willa Cather and more. Raskin will discuss the book and the idea of the wilderness as a landscape.

Jonah Raskin (born January 3, 1942) is an American writer who left an East Coast university teaching position to participate in the 1970s radical counterculture as a free-lance journalist, then returned to the academy in California in the 1980s to write probing studies of Abbie Hoffman and Allen Ginsberg and reviews of northern California writers whom he styled as "natives, newcomers, exiles and fugitives." Beginning as a lecturer in English at Sonoma State University in 1981, he moved to chair of the Communications Studies Department from 1988 to 2007, while serving as a book reviewer for the San Francisco Chronicle and the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat. He retired from his teaching position in 2011.

Meet the author reception at 6:00pm
Talk at 7:00pm

Fee: $0.00

Contact Information
Name: Cynthia Leung     Email: programs@sonomacountymuseum.org
Phone: 707-579-1500

 

 

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