Harvard Book Store hosts School of Visual Arts professor HILDA WERSCHKUL for a discussion of her book, Experiences of Art: Reflections on Masterpieces. Experiences of Art: Reflections on Masterpieces is a book that explores themes in the history of art through the insights of students. The book engages themes such as the origins of creativity in prehistoric art, the meaning and significance of the classical paradigm in art history since antiquity, the actual application of Renaissance art theory to an examination of famous…Find out more »
Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning editor and writer KIRSTEN PALLADINO, cofounder of EquallyWed.com, for a discussion of her book, Equally Wed: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your LGBTQ+ Wedding. By and large, most wedding books in the market are still centered around one bride and one groom. And yet, the advent of full marriage equality in the United States has made a new, polished wedding planning book dedicated to guiding LGBTQ couples both timely and essential. KIRSTEN OTT PALLADINO will fill that…Find out more »
Harvard Book Store welcomes Wellesley College professor and award-winning poet FRANK BIDART—author of Desire, Star Dust, Watching the Spring Festival, and Metaphysical Dog—for a reading from his latest poetry collection, Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016. Gathered together, the poems of FRANK BIDART perform one of the most remarkable transmutations of the body into language in contemporary literature. His pages represent the human voice in all its extreme registers, whether it’s that of the child-murderer Herbert White, the obsessive anorexic Ellen West, the tormented genius Vaslav Nijinsky,…Find out more »
Harvard Book Store and Mass Humanities welcome local author BENJAMIN RACHLIN for a discussion of his debut book, Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial and Redemption. During the last two decades, more than two thousand American citizens have been wrongfully convicted. Ghost of the Innocent Man brings us one of the most dramatic of those cases and provides the clearest picture yet of the national scourge of wrongful conviction and of the opportunity for meaningful reform. This event is co-sponsored…Find out more »
Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning author PAUL YOON—Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard University and author of Once the Shore and Snow Hunters—for a reading from his latest book, The Mountain: Stories. In The Mountain, Paul Yoon displays his subtle, ethereal, and strikingly observant style with six thematically linked stories, taking place across several continents and time periods and populated with characters who are connected by their traumatic pasts, newly vagrant lives, and quests for solace in their futures. Though they exist in their own distinct worlds…Find out more »
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.