Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Robert Cantwell
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Robert Cantwell
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 1 - Microsoft Auditorium
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin us for a conversation between T.V. Reed, author of “Robert Cantwell and the Literary Left: A Northwest Writer Reworks American Fiction,” and writer Jess Walter.
View in Catalog"Robert Cantwell and the Literary Left" by T.V. Reed
DescriptionRobert Cantwell -- a writer who ran in the same New York literary circles as Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos -- wrote “The Land of Plenty,” a book many consider to be the first modern novel of the Pacific Northwest.

Reed’s new book “Robert Cantwell and the Literary Left” attempts to reclaim Cantwell’s place in the canon of 20th-century American literature. The book also serves as a biography of Cantwell, who gave up his career as a novelist due, in part, to McCarthy-era politics that branded him as a communist sympathizer.

Spokane writer Jess Walter authored the introduction to a recent reissue of Cantwell’s “The Land of Plenty.”
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required.

Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
PodcastThis event will be recorded for podcast.
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Contact Phone206-386-4636
Contact Info*Central Library
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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