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“Consistently engaging, sly, witty, understated…and written with simple elegance” (The New York Observer), Wendy Lesser’s many essay collections, works of fiction, and edited volumes include The Pagoda in the Garden, Room for Doubt, and Why I Read, a celebration of the transcendent power of the written word. Founder of the celebrated Three Penny Review, she has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her new book is a biography of one of the 20th century’s most revered architects.
Meelya Gordon Memorial Lecture