An evening with Colson Whitehead

woensdag 6 december 2017 20:00 tot woensdag 6 december 2017 21:30
On December 6th from 20:00 until 21:30, the John Adams Institute organizes an evening with Colson Whitehead at De Rode Hoed. Buy your tickets here

 

 

Colson Whitehead is the biggest literary sensation of this decade. He was the first author since Annie Proulx to win both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for his novel The Underground Railroad (translated as De Ondergrondse Spoorweg by Atlas Contact). Several prominent figures also declared it their favorite novel, including former President Obama. Written with 'deadpan virtuosity and muted audacity,' as the Los Angeles Times puts it, Whitehead tells the story of Cora, a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia, who decides to take a terrifying risk and escape the brutal conditions on their plantation via the Underground Railroad. 'A luminous, furious, wildly inventive tale that not only shines a bright light on one of the darkest periods of history, but also opens up thrilling new vistas for the form of the novel itself,' according to The Guardian.

N.B. Lees op Athenaeum.nl een fragment uit De ondergrondse spoorweg en een bespreking.

Join the John Adams Institute for an evening with one of the most important voices in America today.

Moderator: TBA

In collaboration with: Atlas Contact and De Rode Hoed

Price: JAI Members €13,- | Non Members €19,- | Students €15,-

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MINDBOOKSATH : athenaeum