Harvard Book Store welcomes Johns Hopkins University professor of psychiatry KAY REDFIELD JAMISON for a discussion of her latest book, Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire: A Study of Genius, Mania, and Character. Jamison also authored of national best sellers, An Unquiet Mind, Night Falls Fast, and Touched with Fire.
In this magisterial study of the relationship between illness and art, the best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison, brings an entirely fresh understanding to the work and life of Robert Lowell (1917-1977), whose intense, complex, and personal verse left a lasting mark on the English language and changed the public discourse about private matters.
This event is free and open to the public.
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