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Richard Holmes | This Long Pursuit: Reflections of a Romantic Biographer

Tue, March 21, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

“Almost unfairly gifted both as a writer of living, luminous prose and as a tireless researcher” (Time), Richard Holmes is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the British Academy, and a knight in the Order of the British Empire. He is best known for his biographies of Romanticism’s leading figures, including The Age of Wonder, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Royal Society Prize. This Long Pursuit is a meditation on the art of biography that fuses the author’s own story as a biographer with a history of the genre that reveals how it expresses both fiction and fact.

Horace W. Goldsmith Endowed Lecture

Please allow extra time to get to Parkway Central, due to extensive road work in the area.

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-567-4341

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