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The Known World and the Literary Character

June 6
7:00 pm

Brooks Memorial Library

Amherst professor Judith Frank discusses Edward P. Jones’ 2003 Pulitzer-winning novel The Known World, described as “a masterpiece that deserves a place in the American literary canon,” and considers what its unusual approach to characterization can tell us about slavery, personhood, and novel-reading. Rescheduled from March 7.

Books available to read in advance (NOT required).

Underwriter: Carole and Geof Gaddis

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Starr LaTronica
(802) 254-5290


Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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