Lewis Hyde

CANCELED: Some Favorite Writers: Lewis Hyde

Tuesday Apr 14, 2020 7:30 PM This is a past program

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“One of our true superstars of nonfiction” (David Foster Wallace), Lewis Hyde is a poet, essayist, translator, and cultural critic. His most recent book, A Primer for Forgetting, explores the many situations—in myth, personal psychology, politics, art, and spiritual life—in which forgetfulness is more useful than memory. Hyde is a MacArthur Fellow, a trustee of the MacDowell Colony, and a founding director of the Creative Capital Foundation.

Readings are followed by discussion with the author and UCLA professor Mona Simpson, who organizes this series. Supported in part by the UCLA Department of English and the Friends of English.

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