Join actor, writer, and Whiting Award winner ELENA PASSARELLO at La Rana Rossa for this discussion on her novel, Animals Strike Curious Poses.
Beginning with Yuka, a 39,000 year old mummified woolly mammoth recently found in the Siberian permafrost, each of the 16 essays in Animals Strike Curious Poses investigates a different famous animal named and immortalized by humans. Modeled loosely after a medieval bestiary, these witty, playful, whipsmart essays traverse history, myth, science, and more, bringing each beast vibrantly to life.
With exuberant wit, ELENA PASSARELLO casts her gaze on famous historical animals, crafting an essay collection organized as medieval bestiary.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.