About the event

This seminar brings together students, faculty and the public for an informal seminar on the development of the essay as a literary and social form.

Michael Greenberg’s memoir, Hurry Down Sunshine (2008), has been translated into eighteen languages and was named a best book of the year by Time Magazine, Library Journal, and Amazon.com. A collection of his essays, Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer’s Life, was published in 2009. From 2003-2009, Greenberg wrote the “Freelance” column in the Times Literary Supplement. In 2010-2012 he was the author and creator of “The Accidentalist” column in Bookforum. He teaches in the MFA program at Columbia University and is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books. Greenberg is currently at work on a book-length essay about New York.

Co-Leaders: Morris Dickstein and Tayt J. Harlin
RSVP REQUIRED: please email tharlin@gradcenter.cuny.edu if you are interested in attending.

Cosponsored by Seminars in the Humanities: The Essay.

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